African Swine Fever vaccine development
Project Team: Suresh Tikoo, Volker Gerdts
African Swine Fever is a devastating disease of pigs that leads to haemorrhagic fever and death of infected animals. Endemic in many parts of Africa, the disease represents a major threat to the North American and European Swine Industry. African Swine Fever is caused by infection with a large arthropod-borne DNA virus. Vaccines are currently not available.
In collaboration with researchers at the University of Alberta, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the South African Research Council, we are evaluating a novel proprietary adenoviral vector vaccine for this important disease.