B cell responses in protection against African swine fever virus
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African swine fever is a viral disease of domestic pigs and wild boar that has resulted in the deaths of millions animals across Europe and Asia since its introduction into Georgia in 2007. The virus is now endemic in 4 continents of the world and presents a constant threat to farmers as well as to wild populations of animals in South East Asia and Oceania. An effective and affordable vaccine would make a significant contribution to our ability to control the disease and improve animal welfare.