By ESPN Staff WriterJohn Hegarty,ESPN.com | Written Oct. 31, 2017 11:56:27In this story, ESPN will explain how neighbors can tell if they are living in an area with high pig numbers, how they can protect themselves and others, and what you can do to prevent your neighbors from getting sick from eating your food.
A new study released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that pig populations in states with the highest pig numbers are often linked to an increase in cases of coronavirus, which can cause severe respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses.
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Pigs can be found in states across the country, but in most states, they aren’t the only type of animal used to produce food.
Pigs are raised for meat and eggs.
Some breed pigs for meat, and some breed pigs to produce pork.
The CDC study found that pork-processing facilities in the U.S. produce more than 30 million tons of meat and produce more waste than other facilities in agriculture.
The highest levels of hog-related waste are found in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina and Alabama, according to the study.
The study looked at data collected by the Environmental Protection Agency from 2010 to 2014.
It found that states with high hog populations had higher hog-associated disease cases and higher rates of severe respiratory illness.
The average U.P. pig population in the country was estimated to be 6 million in 2013, but the study found high pig populations have increased by nearly 100 percent since then.
In the state of Tennessee, for example, the number of pigs was estimated at more than 9 million.
Pig farms have long been associated with outbreaks of salmonella and other food-borne diseases, and the CDC study noted that the high pig population can result in infections that can spread rapidly among the public.
The U.K. government has said the high population can make pigs susceptible to viruses such as the E. coli O157:H7 and other pathogens.
The number of U.M.C.L.A. (U.S.) students living with coronaviruses increased from 568 in 2010 to 623 in 2014.
The researchers also found that a pig-growing operation was responsible for nearly 70 percent of U of M.C., Calhoun and Calhoun State University deaths from coronaviral illness.
The number of cases of respiratory illness due to coronaviremia also increased from 1,082 in 2010, to 1,093 in 2014, the researchers said.
Parks and Wildlife has been in a fight with farmers over the past several years over the presence of hog waste in their fields.
In 2015, the U of O administration issued a memorandum of understanding with the farmers to address the problem.
The farmers fought the move, saying it would cost them billions of dollars in lost revenue, and they threatened to sue.