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Pig virus causes bacon prices to skyrocket

Virus has spread to nearly 30 states

Task Force Looks at Pig Virus

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.

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