The difference between live and inactivated vaccines

Question:  What is the difference between live and inactivated vaccines? Vaccines are divided into 2 groups, live (attenuated) and inactivated vaccines. Vaccines consist of antigens. Antigens are viruses, bacteria, protozoans, fungi or toxins and can be inactivated (dead) or live. More recent vaccines can even consist of small pieces of antigen…

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Improve agricultural training in SA

Agriculture is no longer a popular career choice, and a ministerial committee should be appointed to discuss urgent problems. This was one of the recommendations from a panel of the Academy of Science of South Africa (Assaf) in the report “Revitalising Agricultural Education and Training in South Africa.” Several panel…

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From milking shed to float valve factory

When a milk buyer shut down one of its routes, this farmer decided he couldn’t leave his workers in the lurch so he started a factory. Today his float valves are sold nationwide – and pay nine salaries. In a former dairy on the farm Sweetwater outside Wepener in the…

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AB InBev and SU partnership to improve research

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (AB InBev) and agronomists and food scientists from the Stellenbosch University in South Africa’s Western Cape will partner on a R6 million research project on beer producing grains. Dr Nikki Else, Research and Development Manager: Agriculture Africa at AB InBev, said projects on cassava and sorghum will…

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