US – The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,560 in 31 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 53 new positive samples in the most recent week reported.

The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) reports 53 positive accessions out of 666 tested at eight veterinary diagnostic labs for the week ending 4 October, according to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV).

The total number of states reporting one or more PED-positive cases remains 31.

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