Lung plague vaccine wins international award

Apr 22, 2019

A vaccine against contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), developed through a partnership between VIDO-InterVac, the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, and the International Livestock Research Institute, won the award for Best Veterinary Vaccine at the 12th World Vaccine Congress in Washington DC. CBPP, an infectious lung disease of cattle, affects the livelihoods of approximately 24 million small-scale cattle farmers in Africa. The subunit vaccine will be used to control the disease and improve food security for Africans, and was licenced to the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute to ensure local production capacity.