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Vietnam urgently suspends its world’s first commercial African swine fever vaccine


About 600 pigs were vaccinated with the vaccine on several farms in Phu Yen province in central Vietnam, and there were a dozen deaths been reported. It was decided to suspend the African swine fever vaccination.

Vietnam has authorised the commercial circulation of NAVET-ASFVAC vaccine produced by Navetco National Veterinary JSC , production a vaccine against African swine fever, and licence its commercial circulation.

Two more vaccines against African swine fever (ASF), developed by AVAC Vietnam Co., Ltd. and Dabaco Group  JSC, are expected to be licensed in Vietnam by the end of this year.

An  African Swine Fever outbreak was detected in Vietnam first in February 2019, and causing more than 6 million pigs to be culled.The disease cost Vietnam over 30 trillion VND (1.29 billion USD) in losses, and affected the national consumer price index (CPI) in 2020. Currently, it is still reported in many localities nationwide.

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