To mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020, we hear from Rod Card, APHA senior scientist for the UK FAO Reference Centre for AMR, as he talks about the work APHA and other UK government agencies have been doing to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Over the past few months, world interest has directed towards the discovery of a novel (new) Coronavirus, coming from an animal source and escalating quickly into the human population, highlighting the importance of a One Health approach to prevent and eradicate zoonotic outbreaks. But these global, high profile cases should not overshadow endemic issues such as food-borne bacteria.
This January is One Health Awareness Month and the focus for today is antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In this blog, Rod Card explains how the Animal and Plant Health Agency in conjunction with other Defra Agencies is working to address the global problem of AMR.
On 19 November Dame Sally Davies, the UK Chief Medical Officer, announced the establishment of an International Reference Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) formed by three Defra Group agencies. In this blog Rod Card (APHA senior scientist for the AMR …
Christopher Finnegan (APHA Senior Scientist for International Development) blogs about a sunny October day when scientists from APHA Weybridge hosted a team of Ukrainian delegates with the aim of highlighting work done in the UK in the field of animal …
To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017, Chris Teale looks at the range of work being done by APHA around antimicrobial resistance.
Francesca Martelli highlights the success of a recent APHA workshop focussing on Salmonella in pigs, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and abattoir hygiene.
This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and today (18 November) is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. These events are aimed at increasing awareness of antibiotic resistance and encouraging best practices to reduce emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.