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Scientists in intensive research effort to eliminate swine fever

Scientists from Makerere University have embarked on a study to analyze the African Swine Fever (ASF), a disease which infects domestic pigs and those in the wild which is a major challenge to farmers raring the animal.

The study which has been undergoing since 2009 is aimed at understanding how the African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) is transmitted into these animals which usually result into major outbreaks leading to severe deaths.

The scientists are conducting this research in order to come up with recommendations for vaccine trials and possible medication for the disease which at the moment is lacking yet the outbreak is usually rampant for farming keeping the animals in the entire country.

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