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Fifth case of Pig Virus surfaces in Ontario

Newest case found in Simcoe County

 A fifth case of a deadly and highly contagious pig virus has been confirmed in Ontario.

The provincial agriculture ministry says a pig from a farm in Simcoe County north of Toronto tested positive for porcine epidemic diarrhea on Saturday morning.

It's the third hog to test positive this week in the outbreak, which saw its first confirmed case on Jan. 22.

Ministry spokeswoman Susan Murray says more pigs are expected to test positive for the virus - which has killed millions of piglets in the U.S.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced this week it will issue permits allowing veterinarians to import a vaccine for the virus as a precautionary measure.     Officials stress that there is no risk to human health or food safety.

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  1. Mark7 posted on 02/01/2014 04:16 PM
    Pork is an unclean food and therefore will never be safe. Let all the pigs die.
  2. Frankie posted on 02/02/2014 12:25 PM
    The virus started with the Liberals at Queen's Park!
    1. Mark7 posted on 02/02/2014 01:07 PM
      @Frankie I could not have stated that more eloquently myself. The Fiberals are to blame for all our woes.
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