African swine fever - the virus prohibiting progress in West Africa's pig industry

Can African swine fever in West Africa be vaccinated against or cured? Currently, the answer is no, but current research holds great hope for future treatments.
calendar icon 11 May 2020
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a scientist involved in developing vaccines pipettes liquid into test tubes
In 2004, the ILRI and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS) jointly established a laboratory in Beijing. Here, they have been examining the genetic basis of resistance or tolerance to the ASF virus in both wild and locally adapted swine.

Zoe Morrison

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