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.
Until 2020, we had not detected the presence of any mosquito-borne viruses in birds in Great Britain. Learn how this changed dramatically during this year’s warmer than average summer.
Continuing our One Health series and also marking World Wildlife Day, we hear from Flavie Vial, APHA’s Lead Scientist for Wildlife, as she highlights the great work her team are involved in to keep our wildlife flourishing whilst protecting against the spread of animal-human disease.
A lot of great science is carried out on a daily basis at APHA and our scientists relish opportunities to demonstrate that science can be exciting and easy to understand. In this three minute read, find out how our scientists enjoyed showing children at the Countryside Days event at the Great Yorkshire Showground just how fun science can be.
To mark the 13th World Rabies Day Lorraine McElhinney, APHA’s Disease Consultant for Rabies, talks about the work the Rabies Team at APHA Weybridge have been involved in over the last year.
Today marks the beginning of the fifth annual Invasive Species Week, led by the GB Non-native Species Secretariat.
In this blog we embark on an exciting journey with Jill Key, project manager for the GB Non-native Species Secretariat, to learn how APHA is working to strengthen biosecurity in the UK Overseas Territories.
The 24-30 September was Red Squirrel Awareness Week 2018, a great time to look out for distinctive russet fur, tufted ears and a twitching tail. To celebrate this iconic British mammal, APHA’s squirrel experts have written a blog post highlighting …
Chris Nichols and Paul Duff blog about a seemingly anachronous topic given the recent scorching weather conditions: mass wildlife deaths associated with harsh winter weather.
Chris Nichols interviews David Everest of the Pathology Department at APHA Weybridge about how work in the bio-imaging unit led him and colleagues to undertake a long-term study on adenovirus in UK captive red squirrel breeding programmes.