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Another PED Outbreak Suspected on Kyushu

1 April 2014, at 1:00am

JAPAN - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) is suspected at another pig farm on Kyushu, the location of previous outbreaks.

A fourth suspected cases of PED has been reported in Oita prefecture on Kyushu, reports E-Obs.

The infection is suspected after typical symptoms were seen in about 140 animals, including piglets, at a pig farm in Bungo-ono and investigations are underway.

The authorities have warned pig farmers to avoid moving pigs and to maintain strict biosecurity.

Previous PED outbreaks were confirmed in the last month in the same prefecture - at Taketa and Hita.