PEDV Confirmed on Four More Hawaiian Farms

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) reported that porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has spread to four additional farms in Waianae Valley, but no pigs show signs of the illness.

The Animal Disease Control Branch of HDOA tested eight farms within a one-mile radius of the first farm that was infected with PEDV. HDOA issued a quarantine order stopping the movement of pigs on Oahu after PEDV was confirmed on the farm on Nov. 20. HDOA said the affected farm appears to have recovered from the virus, and the remaining swine show no signs of illness. HDOA noted that the strain of PEDv on Oahu is a less virulent strain of the disease.

The quarantine order remains in effect, HDOA said. No swine may be moved without a permit issued by the state veterinarians. 

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