Littleproud opens path to importing lumpy skin virus to develop vaccines

Updated July 4 2022 - 1:14pm, first published April 11 2022 - 1:00am
PROGRESS: Lumpy skin disease is on Australia's doorstep and the Australian Government is now allowing a live version of the virus to be used by our scientists to develop a vaccine. IMAGE: Shutterstock

CATTLE producers have applauded the move to open a pathway to import live lumpy skin virus in order to give CSIRO all it needs to test and develop effective vaccines and diagnostics.

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