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Moderate optimism about Chinese ASF vaccine

  • 6 Mar 10:07

A mixed bag of comments. That’s how various vaccine experts around the globe have responded to the recent news that Chinese scientists would have managed to develop a ‘safe and efficacious’ vaccine against African Swine Fever. There is optimism as well as questions, as it is unclear whether the vaccine could recombine to become virulent again. Earlier this week, the Chinese Harbin Veterinary Research Institute reported thata safe and effective live-attenuated vaccinewas developed by deleting 7 gene segments from the original virus. The Chinese researchers reported that the vaccine has been tested on both pigs and sows. Plum Island research also. Read more...