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World Rabies Day: One Health, Zero Deaths

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APHA’s Rabies and Viral Zoonoses workgroup undertake work to reduce the risk of rabies and protect animals and humans in the UK and abroad. In this blog, we hear from Dr. Guanghui Wu as she talks about this important area of work and her passion stemming from an early childhood experience.

APHA's emergency team are always alert to high risk animal disease

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members of the NEEG

Upon confirmation of the presence of avian influenza in the UK, APHA immediately mobilised the National Emergency Epidemiology Group (NEEG). But what is the role of this group and why is it so important? In this blog, we hear from Dr Vicky Kalogeropoulou, Senior Scientific Project Manager and member of the NEEG as she explains more.

A bite size introduction to APHA’s role in combating Malaria

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Although human malaria is no longer present in the UK, it is still prevalent in many tropical regions of the world. In this blog, APHA’s Dr Nick Johnson, whose research focuses on mosquito- and tick-borne diseases, provides a brief overview of malaria and how APHA plays a role in detecting the malaria parasite.

APHA at the heart of the biggest ever outbreak of bird flu in GB

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The bird ‘flu risk to the UK has resulted in APHA confirming a record high number of cases this winter season. We have a major emergency impacting all corners of the UK: learn how we have ramped up to meet the demand and support swift control plus what you can do to help slow the spread of this disease.

APHA’s vital international outreach helps to tackle rabies around the world

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As a major disease threat to animal and human health, rabies is high on APHA’s agenda. Learn how we are actively involved in delivering exemplary global outreach programmes in countries where rabies is present, working towards global elimination of rabies deaths by 2030.

APHA Virologist co-directing the new UK - International Global Coronavirus Network (UK-ICN)

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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.

APHA's work on viruses spread by mosquitos

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Virology scientist Sanam Sewgobind analysing dead mosquito specimens in the laboratory facilities at APHA

Friday 20th August is World Mosquito Day which is observed annually to mark the 1897 British discovery that female mosquitoes can transmit malaria to humans. In this blog, we hear from Luis Hernández-Triana and Suzanna Bell, APHA Discipline Champions and experts in the field of Vector Borne Diseases, as they tell us more about APHA’s work on this fascinating specialist area.