|By PR Newswire||
|April 4, 2014 05:23 PM EDT||
RIVERDALE, N.J., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, or PEDv, was first reported in the United States in April of 2013. The virus caused illness in unrelated herds, in multiple states, within a short period of time. Prior to this, PED had only been found in Europe and Asia. Today, as PED plagues farms across the United States and Canada, we all continue to fight against the spread of this devastating virus with such weapons as Camfil's Pathogen Barrier air filters.
PED is a coronavirus, much like the one that caused human SARS in 2003. When acquired by direct contact or airborne routes, it infects the cells lining the pig's small intestine and causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. Currently the PED virus does not cause health issues in humans, however it is resulting in the mass death of livestock and causing economic turmoil for swine farmers.
According to the SDEC Swine Health Monitoring Project and national news sources, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus has impacted 27 states and severely impacted Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina and Oklahoma. In addition to expected direct contact routes involving transportation vehicles, evidence indicates this disease is also being transmitted as an airborne virus. According to air filtration specialists at Camfil, evidence of airborne virus spread includes:
· The Oklahoma outbreak cluster; oriented along the path of prevailing winds
· The Carolina outbreak cluster; oriented along the path of prevailing winds
· Epidemiology and bioassay work recently completed by UMN SDEC confirmed infectious PED in air samples
Threat of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
Karen Richter, a Minnesota producer and president of the National Pork Board, tells Food Poisoning Bulletin "This has become one of the most serious and devastating diseases our pig farmers have faced in decades. While it has absolutely no impact on food safety, it has clear implications for the pork industry in terms of supplying pork to consumers. Our No. 1 priority is to address PEDv."
Preventing the Spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
Farmers with indoor facilities for their sow farms can help eliminate the risk of airborne transmission with PathogenBarrier air filters from Camfil. For farmers, the use of a PathogenBarrier filter as part of a comprehensive bio-security program has been proven by both the University of Minnesota (UMN) Swine Disease Eradication Center (SDEC) and the Swine Vet Center of Saint Peter, MN to reduce the spread of infectious airborne viruses.
PathogenBarrier works to reduce the spread of PED because it was scientifically developed to significantly reduce bioaerosol transmission into animal facilities. Its unique ability to remove particles containing viruses can be attributed to the air filter's high lifetime efficiency and reliable design including microfine glass fiber filtration media, uniform pleat spacing and sealed construction. Camfil's Pathogen Barrier air filter is designed to maintain its rated efficiency throughout the entire life of the filter; a critical requirement to protecting herds from PED which many other filtration products on the market cannot guarantee.
Swine farmers seeking to protect their livestock and livelihoods should contact Camfil regarding the use of PathogenBarrier air filters in their facility. Call 888.599.6620 and ask to speak to a representative about the only air filter specifically designed to protect swine with proven, guaranteed, efficiency stability to protect pigs from the spread of deadly viruses. Together we can help put a stop to PED.
Visit Camfil catalog site for our air filter product online.
Media Contact: Lynne Laake, Camfil, 888.599.6620, [email protected]
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