In June this year, APHA scientists confirmed the UK’s first COVID-19 positive test result in a domestic cat. Learn more about this case and the wider work of APHA in preparing for COVID-19 cases in animals in the UK.
As Senior Molecular Biologist at APHA, my team and I play a key role in detecting the emergence and minimising the spread of zoonotic bacterial pathogens in order to reduce the risk to human health.
One of the key actions taken forward in our first science strategy was to set up an APHA Science Advisory Board (SAB).
Welcome to the new APHA science blog. This is the first post on what I hope will become the first port of call for anybody interested in what the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is doing in terms of science.