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Farms, fairs take precautions to keep pig disease out of Capital Region

A piglet from Hessian Hill Farm,  The farm is taking every precaution to protect their pigs from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus which is affecting pigs, but not theirs.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
A piglet from Hessian Hill Farm, The farm is taking every precaution to protect their pigs from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus which is affecting pigs, but not theirs.
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Fearing the spread of a deadly virus, the New York State Fair has suspended its piglets and sows exhibit and competition for 2014, and local fairs will likely take similar precautions. The highly contagious porcine epidemic diarrhea virus first appeared in the Midwest in May 2013 and since has spread to about half the country, killing approximately 5 million piglets. There is no vaccine to protect pigs from it. PED poses no risk to humans. ...

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