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22 confirmed Asian hornet sightings in Great Britain since 2016 … and counting

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Image of an Asian hornet on a plant with the APHA logo and the text 'Asian Hornet Week 5 - 11 September'

BREAKING NEWS: APHA are currently monitoring an Asian hornet sighting near Chelmsford, Essex. Please look out for this highly effective predator and report any suspected sightings in your area via the Hornet Watch App or reporting form. Learn more about Asian hornets and a recent training program in this blog.

Securing the UK’s animal health scientific capability

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Image of the Weybourne Building, synonymous with APHA Weybridge

In this blog, we look at how some of the key areas of APHA’s animal health science continue to have an immediate impact for UK farming and trade, whilst developments take place on the Weybridge site, and how a ‘One health’ approach places the Weybridge campus as a vital part of the overall system that protects public health.

APHA's emergency team are always alert to high risk animal disease

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members of the NEEG

Upon confirmation of the presence of avian influenza in the UK, APHA immediately mobilised the National Emergency Epidemiology Group (NEEG). But what is the role of this group and why is it so important? In this blog, we hear from Dr Vicky Kalogeropoulou, Senior Scientific Project Manager and member of the NEEG as she explains more.