Chinese ASF vaccine shows promise in initial trials

Chinese ASF vaccine shows promise in initial trials

Sergei Gapon | FAO

Potential African swine fever vaccine remains experimental, but passes several key trials

By deleting seven key genes from a particular strain of the ASF virus, a team of Chinese researchers has identified a vaccine candidate they and other scientists say appears to hold promise for addressing ASF. The potential vaccine has passed an initial series of tests demonstrating its safety and efficacy in preventing ASF, according to a March 2020 report in Science China Life Sciences.