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APHA Virologist co-directing the new UK - International Global Coronavirus Network (UK-ICN)

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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 breaking new ground in the genomic surveillance of pathogens

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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 – Testing and examining bTB-positive animals

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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.

APHA's work on viruses spread by mosquitos

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Virology scientist Sanam Sewgobind analysing dead mosquito specimens in the laboratory facilities at APHA

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.

Spotlight on APHA’s zoonotic disease research

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The 6th of July marks World Zoonoses Day - an opportunity to raise awareness of those diseases that affect both humans and animals. The origin of diseases has been on everyone’s mind over the past 18 months, particularly those that cause epidemics. Here Dr. Nick Johnson of the newly formed Vector-Borne Diseases group within APHA’s Virology Department discusses what a zoonosis is and what APHAs role is in responding to them.