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Piglet-killing virus blamed for pushing up bacon prices

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A piglet is pictured at the pig maternity of Guernevez, near Châteauneuf-du-Faou, western of France, April 3, 2014.
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A piglet is pictured at the pig maternity of Guernevez, near Châteauneuf-du-Faou, western of France, April 3, 2014.

A virus new to the U.S. from China has killed millions of piglets, and scientists are struggling to contain it.

A virus new to the U.S. from China has killed millions of piglets, and scientists are struggling to contain it.

The government has little information on the virus, but they've spent $1.7 million on research so far. All this means that the cost of pork products is rising.

Rocco Loosbrock, CEO of BaconFreak.com, joins the show with more on how this impacts you bacon lovers out there.

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