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COVID-19 testing: the scientists behind the scenes

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Image of the exterior of a laboratory door with white lab coats hanging up outside. The lab door has signs saying: DO not enter unless authorised and COVID-19.

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.

APHA provides science evidence quickly leading to the first detection of bird ‘flu in the United Kingdom

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Image of a brown hen standing in a field with other hens in the background.

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.