Using contraceptives to slow reproductive rates in exploding animal populations may offer an extra tool to manage human-wildlife conflicts. In this blog, we hear from senior ecologist, Giovanna Massei, as she outlines this global issue and humane, evidence-based and sustainable solutions.
Antimicrobial resistance, the invisible pandemic. Learn more about what has recently been described as a profound threat to global health security and how APHA is sharing our world-renowned knowledge and expertise to protect against this threat internationally.
A world without antimicrobials (including antibiotics) would lead to an increase in serious illness, death and the spread of disease. Learn how APHA are working to protect their future effectiveness and why limiting their use is vitally important.
One Health Day highlights the need for a collective approach to tackling joint disease threats to people, animals and the environment. This year, our annual blog focuses on APHA’s role in recent cases of Brucella canis in Great Britain and how, together with the UK Health Security Agency, we immediately responded to this.
As a major disease threat to animal and human health, rabies is high on APHA’s agenda. Learn how we are actively involved in delivering exemplary global outreach programmes in countries where rabies is present, working towards global elimination of rabies deaths by 2030.
APHA Lead Scientist and world-renowned virologist Dr Sharon Brookes is co-directing a new network linked to our expanding Coronavirus programme. Find out how APHA will provide crucial advice to stakeholders, policy makers and key international bodies in this exciting new initiative.
APHA is building increasingly more sophisticated tools to integrate full genome sequences with epidemiological information enabling visualisation of how disease is spreading. In this two-minute read, learn about how APHA is using this technology in practice.
Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle. It is one of the most significant animal health challenges that England faces today, costing taxpayers more than £100 million each year. In 2020 alone, more than 27,000 cattle had to be slaughtered to curb its spread.
Marking this year’s Asian Hornet Week, National Bee Unit Inspectors Meg Seymour and Gordon Bull talk of their experiences with Asian hornets as we encourage you to look out for these invasive insects during their peak nest activity in September.
Friday 20th August is World Mosquito Day which is observed annually to mark the 1897 British discovery that female mosquitoes can transmit malaria to humans. In this blog, we hear from Luis Hernández-Triana and Suzanna Bell, APHA Discipline Champions and experts in the field of Vector Borne Diseases, as they tell us more about APHA’s work on this fascinating specialist area.
It is that time of year again when APHA produces a formal review of its science, this year looking back over 2020. Read on for some of the highlights and link to the full report.