In the last few years, APHA has introduced several new tools and technologies to help in the fight against bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Find out more in this blog by our Lead Scientist for TB, Dr Phil Hogarth.
Learn how our scientists joined forces with experts in 12 European countries to reduce the spread of Salmonella and hepatitis E virus in pigs and their work to help limit the risk to public health.
One Health Day highlights the need for a collective approach to tackling joint disease threats to people, animals and the environment. This year, our annual blog focuses on APHA’s role in recent cases of Brucella canis in Great Britain and how, together with the UK Health Security Agency, we immediately responded to this.
The last few decades have seen a rise in the detection of difficult to treat infections in humans, as some pathogens are resistant to multiple antibiotics. This includes serious disease caused by E. coli. Read on to learn about progress being made in tackling the threat of antibiotic resistance from Dr Sarah Evans, Lead Scientist for Bacterial Diseases and Food Safety.
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.
Becky Gosling, senior research scientist in APHA’s Bacteriology Department, describes how her team responds to a report of a potentially dangerous Salmonella in chickens destined for human consumption (broiler chickens).
Richard Smith, lead APHA analytical epidemiologist, talks about APHA’s 3 year study of Salmonella in pigs.
Francesca Martelli highlights the success of a recent APHA workshop focussing on Salmonella in pigs, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and abattoir hygiene.
Nick Kell blogs about a typical working week as a Campylobacter laboratory manager in the Bacteriology Department at APHA Weybridge.
Stefan Berg, senior scientist at APHA, highlights the agency’s 15-years engagement in collaborative research on bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in Ethiopia.