In April, USDA announced that it would implement new reporting requirements for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and require tracking of the movement of pigs, vehicles, and other equipment leaving affected premises (these movements, however, are still allowed). USDA also announced that it would increase assistance to producers who have experienced PEDV outbreaks in other critical areas such as disease surveillance, herd monitoring and epidemiological and technical support. On June 5, USDA issued a federal order implementing these measures and designated $26.2 million in funding to combat PEDV and porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV). More details on these actions are available in this USDA news release and this Q and A document.
Colombia is the latest country to submit a notification report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) regarding PEDV. Colombia reported 45 outbreaks, 3,328 cases and 1,054 deaths, but indicates that its morbidity and mortality rates are lower than those observed in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Colombia is the fifth country to submit a PEDV notification report to the OIE, joining the U.S., Canada, Japan and Mexico. PEDV is not a reportable disease under OIE guidelines, but countries are required to notify the OIE of emerging diseases that have significant morbidity, mortality or zoonotic significance.
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