Thursday, May 11, 2017
First case of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus( PRRS) outbreak on pig farm in Ecuador.
A first case of PRRS outbreak on pig farm in Ecuador,this outbreak started on April 3 at a commercial farm for fattening and trading pigs. The World Organization for Animal Health reported the confirmed presence of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in Ecuador, the first occurrence of the disease in the South American country on the 5th of May. The farm located in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province, which is located west of the capital city, Quito. Dr. Diego Alfonso Viscaino Cabezas, agricultural engineer with the Ecuadorian Agriculture Ministry, reported the outbreak. On the farm, seven pigs were found to be infected with PRRS. All of them were destroyed. Farm with an epidemiological link are being investigated, and surveillance of neighboring farms is being conducted.