In a significant stride towards mitigating the global African swine fever crisis, Vietnam is on course to export a substantial two million doses of Swine Fever vaccines to the Philippines by October. This milestone comes just a week after Vietnam initiated domestic use of the first-ever commercially viable vaccines against this detrimental disease.
The devastation caused by African swine fever in the colossal $250 billion worldwide pork industry has been long-standing and severe. The impact was particularly catastrophic during the 2018-19 outbreak, when the disease wiped out about half of China’s pig population, leading to financial losses exceeding $100 billion.
The promising vaccine, crafted for commercial use by AVAC Vietnam JSC, is set to make its journey to the Philippines. The firm has already made significant headway by successfully shipping 300,000 doses post-approval, setting a precedent for potential export opportunities globally.
In an exciting development last month, Vietnam gave a green light to the domestic commercial use of two innovative African swine fever vaccines, NAVET-ASFVAC and AVAC ASF LIVE. This development is the result of a successful collaboration between local Vietnamese companies and American researchers.
The vaccines have undergone extensive testing on pig herds across 40 provinces nationwide, achieving an impressive efficacy rate of 95%. This reinforces Vietnam’s proactive and groundbreaking role in tackling African swine fever and potentially reshaping the global pork industry’s future.
Source: tuoi tre news