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Exotic diseases
Porcine epidemic diarrhoea: Commission reviews risk mitigation measures

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THE European Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCOFCAH) has reviewed the risk mitigation measures in place to protect pigs within the EU from porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED).

At its meeting on May 6, the committee also reviewed the latest information about the PED epidemic that is currently affecting North America and Asia. It heard that the epidemic is causing major losses to the pig industry, particularly in the USA.

According to background information reviewed by the committee, the current epidemic is being caused by two viruses. …

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