PED-Positive Count Approaches 500

US - The total number of swine accessions and diagnostic case submissions testing positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus is now 497, according the latest figures from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) dated 21 August.
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By farm class, this figure breaks down as follows since the week of 15 April: suckling, 64; nursery, 46; grower/finisher, 214; sows/boars, 95 and 70 unknown. The total is up 36 from a week ago.

Although there was one positive result from an unknown location, no new states reported a positive result in the last week and so the total affected remains at 17. Those states with 10 or more positive tests are: Iowa, 167; Oklahoma, 114; Kansas, 54; Minnesota, 40; North Carolina, 25; Colorado and Indiana, 21 and Ohio, 12. Of these states, Kansas reported the highest number of new cases at 13.

In mid-June, the reporting system was adjusted. For the weeks prior to 16 June, laboratories were able to provide diagnostic case submissions and number of premises testing positive for PEDv.

Since the week of 16 June, the total number of swine samples testing positive is 1,157, up from 994 the previous week. The most-affected states are: Oklahoma, 380; Kansas, 319; North Carolina, 146; Iowa, 126; Ohio, 50; Minnesota, 47 and Colorado, 42. Other states, where positive, reported 20 positives or fewer.

In the most recent week reported (week of 11 August), the following states reported one or more positive results: Colorado (12), Iowa (10), Kansas (89), North Carolina (12) and Oklahoma (39).

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