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Bovine Tuberculosis – Testing and examining bTB-positive animals

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Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle. It is one of the most significant animal health challenges that England faces today, costing taxpayers more than £100 million each year. In 2020 alone, more than 27,000 cattle had to be slaughtered to curb its spread.

COVID-19 testing: the scientists behind the scenes

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Image of the exterior of a laboratory door with white lab coats hanging up outside. The lab door has signs saying: DO not enter unless authorised and COVID-19.

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.

Our scientists help with COVID-19 testing at the UK Biocentre in Milton Keynes

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Female scientist wearing a face mask, goggles and white protective suit using a pipette.

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.