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Data analysis & modelling

APHA breaking new ground in the genomic surveillance of pathogens

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APHA is building increasingly more sophisticated tools to integrate full genome sequences with epidemiological information enabling visualisation of how disease is spreading. In this two-minute read, learn about how APHA is using this technology in practice.

Transferable skills: providing scientific advice to public health policy makers during the coronavirus pandemic

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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!

Global thinking: Modelling pathogen risk and spread across borders

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This year’s symposium, held at APHA Weybridge, was entitled ‘Global thinking: Modelling pathogen risk and spread across borders’. Read on to find out how important mathematical modelling is to predict where, and how, pathogens may spread from country to country in the future.

Are you using APHA’s digital submission service?

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The Animal Disease Testing Service, or ADTS, is an innovative digital sample submission service for private vets.  Launched last year as part of the surveillance and diagnostic testing service it is delivered by APHA’s Surveillance and Laboratory Services Department (SLSD). Kirsty Line, …