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Friday, April 16, 2021

Truck washes may be spreading virus

Truck washes in the US are promoting the spread of a pig virus. That’s according to farm groups in Canada, where the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has killed off an unknown number of piglets in Manitoba and other pork-producing areas.

Manitoba Pork and other such trade associations believe commercial truck washes in the U.S. are contaminated with PEDv due to the use of recycled water or failure to heat trucks to a temperature high enough to kill the virus. Despite the suspicions, there is no proof of the claim.