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Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson PhD

Nick Johnson is the head of the Vector-Borne Diseases workgroup with responsibility for the National Reference Laboratory for Arboviral Diseases and research on mosquito- and tick-borne viruses.

Since completing a PhD at the University of Southampton, Nick completed a number of research fellowships on infectious diseases within the university sector. He joined APHA in 2000 to investigate infection models for rabies and related lyssavirus. From 2007, Nick began developing research and molecular testing for vector-borne diseases and has a particular interest in the transmission of zoonotic viruses by arthropod vectors.

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.