Canada aims to expedite vaccine for African swine fever

Canada aims to expedite vaccine for African swine fever

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Vaccine may be best chance at keeping African swine fever out of North America, top Canadian official says

This month, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) cleared the Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Center (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan to work with African swine fever on-site, making it the first non-government facility in Canada to work with the virus. By increasing the number of laboratories allowed to work directly with the virus, CFIA officials hope to expedite the development of an effective vaccine for the disease — a tool they believe is essential to halting the spread of the virus.