Chinese pig herds have been devastated by the disease. Photo: Reuters

TB and malaria drugs could hold key to fighting African swine fever, Chinese scientists say

  • Researchers from Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention discover structural similarities between virus and other diseases that could help develop effective drugs
  • Disease currently has no known cure and has devastated country’s livestock causing a steep rise in food prices
Topic |   African swine fever

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Chinese pig herds have been devastated by the disease. Photo: Reuters
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.