USDA announces ASF vaccine success

The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) says one of its African Swine Fever vaccine candidates prevents and effectively protects both European and Asian bred swine against the current Asian strain of the virus.

ARS scientists say the vaccine candidate has the ability to be commercially produced while maintaining its efficacy.

Their findings show that a commercial partner can replicate the experimental results and prevent the spread of the virus.

The researchers say this is a major step for science and agriculture as they work to see the vaccine commercialized through the U.S. government and its commercial partner Navetco National Veterinary Joint Stock Company.

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