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PORCINE EPIDEMIC DIARRHEA - Georgia

The Georgia Department of Agriculture [GDA] announced last weekend [28  Feb-1 Mar 2015] that 2 fecal swabs taken from pigs at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show had been found to be positive for the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv).

This is the 1st known positive to be found in Georgia. Results from 2 samples from pigs at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show held 18-21 Feb 2015 tested positive for PEDv on 27 Feb 2015. GDA immediately responded with biosecurity measures to prevent further spread of the disease. The locations of where the positive samples came from have been visited and animal movement has been controlled.