Subject Vaccine development offers hope for ASF control in Asia

In Vietnam, two vaccines to protect pigs against African swine fever (ASF) are awaiting approval, say global veterinary officials.

Previously, both were authorized for testing in the country, reported Reuters this month.

As a result of field trials, it appears that the vaccines were effective. Best protection came after two doses, and authorization is in progress in Vietnam. If granted, this will be a world first for ASF control in pigs.