Another case of deadly pig virus found in Lambton County
The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society released photos of some of the animals rescued from a farm in Tecumseh, Ont.
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:03PM EST
TORONTO - There are now a dozen confirmed cases of a deadly and contagious pig virus in Ontario.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food says a pig that tested positive Tuesday for porcine epidemic diarrhea was from a farm in Lambton County in the province's southwest.
The Ontario government says it is working with the pork industry to strengthen biosecurity measures and share information with the federal government to reduce the impact of the virus.
A group representing provincial hog farmers has said the P-E-D is spread through contact with manure, which can cling to trucks, trailers and even clothing and boots.
Officials stress that there is no risk to human health or food safety.
The first confirmed case was on Jan. 22.
(The Canadian Press)