Haiti PIG Population at Risk of Deadly Epidemic - Haiti pig farmers are in deep trouble...


Haiti - Yon ti Cochon ki mare nan kod - kanè bank malere
Bad news for Haitian Farmers... There is another epidemic waiting in line to attack Haiti... This time it is the PORK population, more than one million, whose life is in danger... Haiti Department of Agriculture has just issued an alert about Porcine Epidemic diarrhea (PED) a deadly pig disease may cause havoc in the pig population...

Porcine Epidemic diarrhea or (DEP for diarrhée épidémique porcine in French) is already the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico. Salon.com says Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus is as nasty a problem, "a deadly pig disease has the U.S. scrambling for a solution."

Now, this pig epidemic diarrhea, it is much closer to Haiti. It is right across the border in the neighboring Dominican Republic.

If you want to know how serious this is READ THIS from Salon.com about what it is doing to the pigs in the United States:

"A deadly disease is spreading rapidly through the nation's pig population, killing hogs by the millions and posing a major threat to the U.S. pork industry. Called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, or PEDv, it's as nasty as it sounds: it causes vomiting and diarrhea in piglets and is nearly always fatal. Pre-weaning it has a 100 percent mortality rate."

If this disease gets into Haiti, it will be PEPADEP all over again!

My guess is Haiti's pig farmers are in deep trouble... I am sorry to say this...

What do you think about this?

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Comments...

Ricart "Now, this pig epidemic diarrhea, it is much closer to Haiti. It is right across the border in the neighboring Dominican Republic." oh oh, I guess... see more
Reply · June 25 at 11:02 AM
Garry Thr thing is there is no regulation on wbo go in and out of Haiti....so how can haiti have any control?
Reply · June 24 at 5:55 PM
Patrick Princivil An nou fè yon déba en kréyol sou zafè cochon saa, sé pa ti kontan'm kontan pou sa-k rivé a. Malédictyon, plichon... see more
Reply · June 24 at 5:14 AM
Patrick Princivil Praise the Lord God call the pig unclean animal. (Leviticus 11); Deuteronomy 14
Reply · June 23 at 3:59 PM
C Rieger Can it be prevented w/vaccination?
Reply · June 23 at 2:53 PM
Haiti Nouvel Kreyol Haiti Problèm pi rèd - Genyen yon MALADI KOCHON ki sanlè rantre an Haiti, SI oswa Lè li rantre, KOCHON Haiti yo pwal gen dyare... see more
Reply · June 23 at 1:05 PM

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