Animal health researchers say they have isolated a strain of African Swine Fever but that its is “hard to say” how close a vaccine may be. Photo: Reuters

Chinese researchers isolate strain of African swine fever in ‘first step’ towards vaccine

  • Scientists in Heilongjiang province take sample from spleen of pig
  • More than 950,000 animals have been culled in effort to stop spread of disease
Topic |   China pork crisis

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Animal health researchers say they have isolated a strain of African Swine Fever but that its is “hard to say” how close a vaccine may be. Photo: Reuters
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Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau. She has a master's in journalism from Shantou University.