In Russia, a candidate vaccine strain has been developed that effectively protects animals from death when infected with the African swine fever (ASF) virus, which is relevant for the Russian Federation, one of the most dangerous diseases in animal husbandry. This was reported to Izvestia in the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science.With a plague look: pork producers will be checked in connection with the spread of ASF The Ministry of Agriculture and the government are concerned about the spread of the disease
animals from death when infected with a strain of the African swine fever virus that is relevant for the Russian Federation, ”the ministry explained.
The Ministry of Education and Science reported that in 2022, in order to combine the competencies of various scientific teams when creating an ASF vaccine, specialized scientific institutions of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Rosselkhoznadzor signed an agreement on a consortium.
“Its goal is to implement scientific projects aimed both at creating an experimental sample of a vaccine that protects animals from death, and at developing the scientific basis for vaccination strategies against African swine fever. The members of the consortium are eight scientific and educational organizations,” the ministry explained.
They noted that scientific research on the development of effective and safe vaccines against African swine fever will continue.
Read more in the exclusive material of Izvestia: Here, then a strain: a vaccine against African swine fever was invented in Russia