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Chinese Develop Vaccine for African Swine Fever

A research lab in China says its developed a vaccine for African Swine Fever (ASF) that is safe and effective.
 
The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences said the live vaccine with reduced virulence was created from a series of gene-deleted viruses using the country's first African swine fever strain as a backbone.
 
A spokesman said the vaccine is currently the most promising one for commercial production and will provide important technical means for the effective prevention and control of the deadly hog disease.
 
It's estimated ASF has destroyed nearly half of China's pig population since the first cases started showing up last august. 
 
Work on a vaccine is also taking place at the University of Saskatchewan.
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