New USDA finding may cut number of ASF vaccines needed


USDA researchers have found fewer ASF virus (ASFv) genotypes than initially believed, reducing the number of strains from 25 to only six unique genotypes.

Dr Douglas Gladue

The reclassification comes from researchers at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS).

“Previously, 25 differe...

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