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Deadly Virus Killing Piglets

Bacon Prices Soar

(WENY)-- Many of us would agree that everything tastes better with bacon.

But, the cost of bacon is on the rise as a deadly virus is spreading across the U.S. Pork producers nationwide are now keeping a close eye on a new virus wreaking havoc on swine populations.

It's called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea and it's been found in 16 states including New York and Pennsylvania.

Infected farms are losing thousands of piglets each week. That's because the virus causes severe diarrhea, vomiting and severe dehydration in pigs, and can be fatal.

Economists believe the cost of all pork products may soon be on the rise.