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    PED virus jumps Red River
    By: Colin Slark
    Posted: 06/11/2019 3:00 AM |

    The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus has appeared west of the Red River for the first time this year.

    Manitoba Agricultureís most recent update on the number of infected premises from June 6 shows that the virus has been found in 19 farms in southeast Manitoba and two in south central Manitoba in the Morris and Lowe Farm area.

    However, Manitoba Pork Councilís manager of swine health programs Jenelle Hamblin told The Sun that two additional cases have been discovered in southeast Manitoba since that update.

    "This April-to-June time period is when we typically see PED more frequently," Hamblin said. "Thatís when we had the majority of our cases in 2018." Hamblin said that Manitobaís first confirmed case this year was found in February.