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on July 3, 2019

Why researchers say developing a vaccine for ASF will take years

Despite being a relatively stable virus, vaccine development for ASF has proven especially challenging

Researchers have spent decades attempting to develop a vaccine for African swine fever (ASF), without success.

Some of the first attempts took place in the 1960s. Researchers in Spain injected pigs with a weakened virus that initially protected against ASF, but that ultimately caused the swine to come down with…

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