Development of a vaccine for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

Isolation pens housing cattle suffering from CBPP

Project Team: Volker GerdtsJose-Perez Casal, Teresia Maina, Tracy Prysliak

Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is a devastating disease of African cattle caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (Mmm). In collaboration with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), and the International Livestock Research Organization (ILRI), VIDO used reverse vaccinology to identify vaccine antigens and develop a new vaccine. This novel vaccine was highly effective against CBPP in cattle, and enables differentiation allows due to.  protection against CBPP in trials.

This vaccine was licensed to The Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI) for commercial development in Kenya.