Vaccine for African swine fever may save our bacon

Wild boar can be immunized against African Swine Fever by a new vaccine delivered to the animals in their food. This is the first report of a promising inoculation against this deadly disease, which is a worldwide threat to the swine industry. The study shows immunity can be passed on via contact, but further studies need to examine how this occurs, the safety of repeated administration and its genetic stability as it is passed on.
Source: EurekaAlert,