Bacon and sausageSince June 2013, as many as 7 million pigs in the United States have died from the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) that has spread to North America and Asia. The number of premature deaths is estimated to be 10% of the total pig population in the United States. The impact of this deadly virus has triggered an increase in the price of pork-related food products and motivated France to ban live pigs and pig byproducts from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Japan.

While pork is most commonly associated with popular breakfast foods such as bacon and sausage, the general public may not be aware that pig heart valves are used as heart valve replacements in humans.

The USDA contends that PEDv does not pose a health risk for humans and does not consider the virus to be a food safety issue. In this report published on NBC News, the writer hinted that the practice of feeding healthy pigs blood plasma sourced from the PEDv-infected pigs which died (akin to inoculation) may, in fact, be helping to spread the virus.

Those piglets that haven’t died from dehydration are euthanized with carbon monoxide, and then the carcasses are trucked to rendering plants to be recycled as animal feed.
The National Renderers Association says the carcasses are heated to a minimum of 240 degrees for 40 minutes — much higher than what’s been proven to kill the virus.
But it also notes that researchers are studying the possibility that blood plasma added to animal feed to help piglets battle diseases might be a way the virus spreads. A “feed risk assessment” is being undertaken with the rest of the pig industry “to determine if there are gaps in our knowledge of the virus in feed,” says David Meeker, an association vice president.

According to the Center for Disease Control, PEDv was first reported in 1971 in the United Kingdom.

The disease was characterized by severe enteritis, vomiting, watery diarrhea, dehydration, and a high mortality rate among swine.
PEDv has been reported in many other countries, including Germany, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, China, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam and was first identified in the United States in May 2013. By the end of January of 2014, the outbreak had occurred in 23 US states, where 2,692 confirmed cases caused severe economic losses.

Interestingly, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE (more commonly known as mad cow disease) is a human-transmittable illness that shares some of the characteristics of PEDv. On a global scale, BSE has had its greatest impact in the United Kingdom with more than 180,000 cattle infected and 4.4 million slaughtered during the eradication period.

In humans, BSE is known as new variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease and can prove fatal. Here’s the scary part: Authorities eventually established that the BSE outbreak spread when cattle were fed the remains of other cattle – the same practice being used to raise pigs commercially.

A British and Irish inquiry into BSE concluded the epizootic was caused by cattle, which are normally herbivores, being fed the remains of other cattle in the form of meat and bone meal (MBM), which caused the infectious agent to spread.

Another factor to consider in diagnosing the PEDv outbreak is the strong presence of the biotech industry in the state of Iowa, which leads the United States in the production of corn and hogs. Over 200 life sciences firms are represented in Iowa, including Monsanto, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Garst Seed, and Wacker Biochem Corporation. notes:

Using raw materials such as glucose, liquefied starch, soybean oil distillate, bovine and horse serums, livestock hormones, feed, soy meal, grain by-products, animal tissue, swine and bovine plasma, pork tissue, bone meal, and whey, Iowa biotechnology companies produce a wide variety of value-added products.

Pigs have a biological makeup, just like humans. Would infected pigs be able to detoxify and neutralize what’s causing this disease with the help of organic sulfur? I don’t know. I’m simply proposing this as an idea to consider. Feedback from the Internet community is encouraged.

New Variant of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, United States, 2014
Center for Disease Control
Volume 20, Number 5—May 2014

France to ban U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Japanese pigs
The Globe and Mail
May 2, 2014

PEDv virus has killed 10% of U.S. pig population causing spike in prices
Daily KOS
Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 05:30 PM PDT

Killer Virus Takes Emotional Toll on Pig Farmers
By Miguel Llanos
NBC News
Apr 28, 2014

Biotechnology in Iowa
Iowa Life Science

Artificial Heart Valve
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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Power Hour Radio Show May 2, 2014 – Dr. Gary Pusillo shares his investigations where he has exposed the truth about many aspects of the swine industry.

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