In this three minute read, learn about the prevalence, threat and control of tick-borne diseases in the United Kingdom.
As coronavirus events unfolded in 2020, it became clear that it would be important to consider whether infection might also spread from people to wildlife. What would this mean for future control of the virus? Find out more in this interesting three-minute read.
Today marks the sixth International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year, we highlight the range of roles and opportunities available to women in science. The accompanying video features a small selection of our female scientists explaining their roles and why APHA is a great place to work.
We are delighted to announce that, once again, science staff at APHA have been recognised in the New Year Honours list. Read on to find out more about this year’s awardees.
We have all become used to hearing in the news about COVID-19 infection numbers but have you ever wondered about the scientists behind the scenes, testing samples and providing these all important results? We reveal more in our latest blog.
Put your veterinary skills and pathology experience to work in an interesting and influential role. You will be underpinning the crucial work of a dedicated agency that is tackling disease and ensuring the health of animals throughout the UK. We offer the opportunity to work on high impact diseases of farm animals, poultry and many other species, good work life balance and job security.
This year has seen the earlier than expected arrival of Highly Pathogenic H5 Avian Influenza Virus which is infecting both wild birds and poultry on small holdings and commercial production units. Find out how APHA detects and reacts to a bird ‘flu outbreak in the United Kingdom.
Until 2020, we had not detected the presence of any mosquito-borne viruses in birds in Great Britain. Learn how this changed dramatically during this year’s warmer than average summer.
To mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020, we hear from Rod Card, APHA senior scientist for the UK FAO Reference Centre for AMR, as he talks about the work APHA and other UK government agencies have been doing to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 is One Health Day. This year we hear from Professor Tony Fooks, Lead Scientist for International Development, as he shares what APHA are doing in the international One Health arena.
As coronavirus case numbers in the UK started to come down in June of this year, policy makers were beginning to talk about resuming international travel. In this blog, we hear from Risk Analyst Catherine McCarthy as she talks about an opportunity APHA had to produce a risk assessment for human international air travel … something very different for us!