The 6th of July marks World Zoonoses Day - an opportunity to raise awareness of those diseases that affect both humans and animals. The origin of diseases has been on everyone’s mind over the past 18 months, particularly those that cause epidemics. Here Dr. Nick Johnson of the newly formed Vector-Borne Diseases group within APHA’s Virology Department discusses what a zoonosis is and what APHAs role is in responding to them.
Organisations across the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are working together on a week of action to raise awareness of invasive non-native species, their impacts, and the simple things that everyone can do to help prevent their spread. Learn more about why this topic is so important and what you can do to help.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 is One Health Day. This year we hear from Professor Tony Fooks, Lead Scientist for International Development, as he shares what APHA are doing in the international One Health arena.
Lucy Carson-Taylor and Steph Godliman explain how the first National Plant Health Week this week will put a national focus on the importance of protecting the health and biosecurity of our plants.
Asian hornets are a non-native invasive predator, posing a serious threat to our native pollinators. To mark Asian Hornet week (7th-13th September), we have written this blog about the work APHA do in controlling this threat and what you should do if you spot one.
Today marks the 4th birthday of the APHA Science Blog! Join us as we revisit our top 10 blogs published in the past year.
Tuesday 11 February 2020, marks the fifth International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In this blog, Flavie Vial, our Lead Scientist for Wildlife, explains more about the day and asks some of our female scientists to share their personal experiences and offer advice to school-aged girls interested in STEM careers.
Sunday 3rd November 2019 is One Health Day. Have you ever wondered what One Health is or why it is so important? In this blog Dr Kath Webster, Director of Scientific Services at APHA, explains all and shares what our scientists are doing in One Health on a national and international scale.
In this three minute read, find out about this year's One Health EJP Summer School from APHA's Hannah Fry as she shares her personal experiences of the programme. Find out why One Health is such a hot topic and what the Summer School, hosted by the University of Surrey, offered its global delegates.
APHA Weybridge hosted the eighth Avian Science Day in early May this year. In this blog, learn about APHA's important avian surveillance and research activities as highlighted at this event.