APHA Lead Scientist and world-renowned virologist Dr Sharon Brookes is co-directing a new network linked to our expanding Coronavirus programme. Find out how APHA will provide crucial advice to stakeholders, policy makers and key international bodies in this exciting new initiative.
As coronavirus events unfolded in 2020, it became clear that it would be important to consider whether infection might also spread from people to wildlife. What would this mean for future control of the virus? Find out more in this interesting three-minute read.
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.
As coronavirus case numbers in the UK started to come down in June of this year, policy makers were beginning to talk about resuming international travel. In this blog, we hear from Risk Analyst Catherine McCarthy as she talks about an opportunity APHA had to produce a risk assessment for human international air travel … something very different for us!
APHA, in collaboration with the University of Southampton, have been developing and trialling an alternative testing approach to detect COVID-19 infections in people, using saliva rather than swabs. Learn about the process and benefits to using this approach for testing in this interesting five minute read.
In June this year, APHA scientists confirmed the UK’s first COVID-19 positive test result in a domestic cat. Learn more about this case and the wider work of APHA in preparing for COVID-19 cases in animals in the UK.
In this blog Lucia Biffar, Scientific Project Manager for the Animal and Plant Health Agency, talks about her experiences volunteering with a group of APHA scientists to work at the one of the national Coronavirus testing centres.