LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

If you've noticed bacon prices skyrocketing lately, there's a reason.

A virus that causes deadly diarrhea in baby pigs is spreading throughout the United States. It's being called the porcine epidemic diarrhea, and a task force was recently put together to develop a plan to fight it.

Consumers should know the disease only affects pigs and doesn't travel through air.

Nearly 30 states along with thousands of farms have been infected.