Swine fever vaccine in trials

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China is testing a vaccine against African Swine Fever on 3,000 hogs at three locations.

China and a number of neighbouring countries lost up to half their hogs to the disease, which continues to be a major threat.

In a paper published in March, Chinese researchers at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, part of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), said a live attenuated vaccine they had developed is safe and effective against ASF in laboratory tests.

Clinical trials were approved in March and have been underway since early March.


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