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April 23, 2014

Area scientists fight virus that is killing pigs by the millions

The virus poses no threat to humans who eat pork or those who work around pigs. But when swine herds contract the disease, virtually every piglet born for a month or more will die of severe dehydration. It has been found in 28 states, including Kansas and Missouri. The loss of pigs is expected to increase the cost of pork products 10 to 20 percent by the end of this year.

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