Since the reappearance of the disease in May, there are 59 new farms affected by the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus in Manitoba (Canada), 69 since the appearance of the disease for the first time in February 2014. It is not clear how the virus is spreading, because it has been detected on farms without an obvious connection between them, according to the statements of Mr. Andrew Dickson, general manager of the Manitoba Pork Council, gathered by the CBC.
We must underline that the disease has been detected for the first time on a farm located in the central area of southern Manitoba. Since now, all the cases had been detected in the southwest of the province.
We must highlight that the province of Manitoba is the greatest producer of piglets in Canada and that it sends great amounts of piglets to the USA.
Friday, 2 June 2017/ CBC/ Canada. http://www.cbc.ca/
Friday, 14 July 2017/ Manitoba Agriculture/ Canada. https://www.gov.mb.ca