''Epidemiologist Prof Matt Baylis of Liverpool University said: “Horse owners should start thinking about what they would do if AHS were in the midge population of the UK or Europe. ''
PLEASE READ the comments under the H&H article posted by SA horse owners
The article says a vaccine could be produced in 6 weeks.
That is a NEW vaccine not the one currently used in South Africa
The 50year old vaccine currently in use takes THREE seasons of boosters before it is effective so many of the deaths are in young horses.
It takes 6 weeks for a horse to build any kind of immunity to AHS.
PLEASE READ about the outbreaks and current studies in SA--you will be shocked at the number of cases
IF a NEW VACCINE can be produced in 6 weeks for an outbreak in Europe please ask WHY this is not being done NOW to save horses in SA