The name alone will make you a little queasy.
It’s called the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and it’s already been found in 16 states including Oklahoma after first being found in Iowa last fall.
A veterinarian told the New York Times the virus causes all the symptoms you might expect and is killing piglets at an alarming rate. He also said "if it gets in, you can’t stop it."
At one Indiana farm where the virus has taken hold a farmer says they "filled wheelbarrows with dead pigs."
One expert made it sound even worse saying "every pig in the United States is susceptible. It’s like throwing a spark on a bunch of kindling."
A similar outbreak happened in China where dead pigs were found in rivers and fields by the hundreds and experts aren't sure how the virus made its way to the US.
So far no one is willing to say pork prices will rise right away but fears of expensive bacon and ham may affect supermarkets soon.