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More PED Outbreaks in Japan

24 December 2014, at 1:33am

JAPAN - Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) has been confirmed at a ninth farm in Miyazaki prefecture.

Late last week, a new outbreak of PED was confirmed at Kitamata in Miyazaki prefecture, according to Nishi Nippon.

This brings to nine the number of farms confirmed with the disease in the prefecture, which is in the west of the main island of Kyushu.

Officials there are calling for vehicles to be disinfected on entry to and exit from every farm, disinfection at the time of entry and exit of each barn as well as an exchange of work clothes and boots to prevent the spread of the virus.

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