A farm in the Canadian province of Quebec has been confirmed to have been infected with a deadly pig virus, the province’s health ministry said. The virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea, was spotted on a farm south of Montreal in the Montregie region which has now been quarantined for protection.
Quebec marks the fourth province to be infected with the virus, which does not pose a risk to human health at this time. It joins Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, and Ontario. Ontario is also the province where the first case of the disease was confirmed in Canada. It is thought that the highly-contagious virus’ origin, however, was somewhere in China.
By Brian Ault