Our APHA Weybridge science team that provided rapid science evidence informing disease control policy for 2021/22 avian influenza outbreak, which is continuing, has been made joint winner of the Nobel House Prize.
Hear from Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, as he recently joined APHA’s Chief Executive Officer, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer and Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser at APHA’s headquarters at Weybridge to learn more about the importance of APHA’s scientific expertise and redevelopment, as the UK government’s primary capability for animal health science.
APHA’s Rabies and Viral Zoonoses workgroup undertake work to reduce the risk of rabies and protect animals and humans in the UK and abroad. In this blog, we hear from Dr. Guanghui Wu as she talks about this important area of work and her passion stemming from an early childhood experience.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms no longer respond to medicines used to treat infection. Learn how APHA and partners are helping to tackle the threat of AMR in Qatar and Bangladesh.
Adam Parker, National Bee Unit Beebase and Advice Manager, and Bronwen Hopkins, Seasonal Bee Inspector, explain why the Hive Count is central to the Healthy Bees Plan 2030. This blog contains an informative video about submitting information to the Hive Count.
Cefas and APHA are leading on a new Defra-funded international programme re-defining how controlling hazards in food systems can positively impact biodiversity and improve their climate-efficiency.
Follow APHA’s Neil Wilkins as he and colleagues represent APHA at the 16th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics.
APHA have recently published the ‘Science and Evidence Review for 2021’ which shows the fantastic range of animal and plant health expertise within the agency and the value of work in protecting animal and plant health and welfare.
The presence of the non-native grey squirrel carries a significant economic and environmental impact in the UK. In this blog we hear from APHA ecologist Sarah Beatham, as she updates on the progress made in her work developing the delivery of contraceptives to grey squirrels.
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.
The detection of Usutu virus in 2020 implies that other mosquito-borne diseases might emerge in the UK in future. Read on to find out how APHA is working hard to protect UK biosecurity from mosquito-borne viral diseases.