Researchers from The Pirbright Institute have made a promising step forward by identifying key African swine fever virus (ASFV) proteins that induce immune responses in pigs.
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Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have played a key role in providing assurance that the UK remains free from bluetongue following the positive test results of four cattle which had moved from France into the north of England and Scotland in October 2017 without sufficient vaccination proof.