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China says it has vaccine for African swine fever

Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 2, 2020
China's Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, the country's top research body on animal diseases, says it has developed an African swine fever vaccine that laboratory testing has showed is safe and effective.
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The institute, which is overseen by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, said the live vaccine with reduced virulance was created from a series of gene deleted viruses using the country's first African swine fever strain as a backbone.

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"The vaccine is currently the most promising one for commercial production and will provide important technical means for the effective prevention and control of African swine fever in China and other related countries," the Harbin institute said. It did not give an outlook on when the vaccine will be put into production.