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Vt. pig farmers warned about new disease

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The state is warning pig farmers about a new disease. Vermont's first case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus was discovered on a pig farm in Rutland County Wednesday.

State Veterinarian Kristin Haas says swine owners should consult with their vets on how to minimize the chance of the virus being introduced to their herds.

PED-v does not make people sick and it does not affect other livestock and pork remains competely safe to eat.

The disease has been found in 27 other states.

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