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Volume 20, Number 5—May 2014

Role of Transportation in Spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Infection, United States

James LoweComments to Author , Phillip Gauger, Karen Harmon, Jianqiang Zhang, Joseph Connor, Paul Yeske, Timothy Loula, Ian Levis, Luc Dufresne, and Rodger Main
Author affiliations: University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA (J. Lowe); Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA (P. Gauger, K Harmon, J. Zhang, R. Main); Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd., Carthage, Illinois, USA (J. Connor); Swine Vet Center, P.A., St. Peter, MN, USA (P. Yeske, T. Loula); Iowa Select Farms, Iowa Falls, Iowa, USA (I. Levis); Seaboard Foods, Kansas City, Missouri, USA (L. Dufresne)

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Status of environmental samples from pig transport trailers during an outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection, Midwestern United States, June 2013*

PCR status after unloading
PCR test status before unloading
Positive 25 (4.3) 28 (4.9) 53 (9.2)
13 (2.3)
509 (88.5)
522 (90.8)
Total 38 (6.6) 537 (93.4) 575

*Values represent the number of trailers (% total) in each group. Samples were gathered from 6 pig harvest facilities.

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