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Porcine Epedemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Resources

WHAT IS PEDv?

PED is a viral disease that is associated with outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting in swine. PED is not a zoonotic disease, does not affect people, and is not a food safety concern. The disease is most severe in young pigs, but can affect pigs of any age. The disease can cause death and loss of production. Most older pigs recover from the disease within 7-10 days. There is no treatment for PED. The first case of PED in the United States was confirmed on May 16, 2013. However, PED exists in many parts of the world. PED is not a listed disease of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE); is not considered a Foreign Animal Disease in the United States; and there are currently no interstate trade restrictions pertaining to PED in U.S. swine. (USDA)

State Veterinarian David Marshall and Commissioner Troxler encourage swine farmers to institute strict biosecurity measures to cut down risk of introducing the disease to their herds. Veterinarians can send samples in to the state veterinary diagnostic lab for confirmation of PEDV.

In June 2014 the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service issued a Federal Order requiring swine operations, veterinarians and laboratories to report any known instances of novel swine enteric coronavirus infection, including porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and porcine deltacoronavirus.

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NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. David Marshall, DVM, State Veterinarian
Mailing Address:1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-7601; FAX: (919) 733-2277