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May 15, 2018 - MSN

Deadly Pig Virus Could Jump to Humans, Scientists Warn

Deadly Pig Virus Could Jump to Humans, Scientists Warn

Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) was first identified in 2012 in pigs in China, but was not linked to a disease at that time. By 2014, was detected for the first time in the U.S. during a pig diarrhea outbreak in Ohio, and has since been reported in several other countries. The disease can cause acute diarrhea and vomiting in young pigs, and can be fatal. 

It has not infected other animals but experts are particularly concerned by its similarity to the viruses which caused the SARS and MERS outbreaks.

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