While deadly for swine, PEDv is not a threat to humans or other animal species.
The state's emergency order also requires all hogs and pigs entering Utah to be inspected by a veterinarian and have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) that says the swine have not, within the past 30 days, originated from premises known to be affected by PEDv.
"PEDv is highly contagious, and therefore aggressive steps must be taken to protect Utah's $200 million pork industry," Assistant State Veterinarian, Warren Hess, said in a news release issued Tuesday.
The order does not cancel livestock shows, but does put into place "prudent measures" intended to keep Utah free of the PED virus, Hess said.
Utah recently relaxed its ban on "terminal" swine shows. But because of the recent appearance of PEDv in Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arizona, it was become necessary to reinstate the protections.
Since June 2013, as many as 7 million pigs have died in the United States due to the virus. PEDv was first diagnosed in Ohio last May and has spread to 30 states with no reliable cure in sight, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.