WASHINGTON, April 30 It is unclear whether the
incidence of a deadly virus that has killed some 7 million
piglets in the United States over the past year has peaked, the
Department of Agriculture's chief economist said on Wednesday.
"To say whether it has peaked or not - I don't know," USDA's
Joseph Glauber told reporters after testifying at a House
Agriculture Committee hearing on the livestock industry.
USDA is still working with state agencies and industry
groups on details of the mandatory reporting protocols for the
porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) that were announced on
April 18, Glauber said.
(Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Eric Beech)