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.
The government recently confirmed investment of £1.4bn over the next 10 years to redevelop the specialist research and laboratory facilities at our Weybridge site. Find out how this money will be used and what this means for APHA.
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.
Becky Gosling, senior research scientist in APHA’s Bacteriology Department, describes how her team responds to a report of a potentially dangerous Salmonella in chickens destined for human consumption (broiler chickens).
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.
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.
As part of our series of blogs around One Health, Fin Twomey, Head of the Surveillance Intelligence Unit at APHA, talks about the importance of APHA’s scanning surveillance programme for detecting diseases of livestock and wildlife.
Veterinary Epidemiologist, Phil Jones, works in APHA’s Surveillance Intelligence Unit and talks about how APHA is looking to exploit new data sources to support its scanning surveillance activities to look for new animal disease threats.
This January is One Health Awareness Month and the focus for today is antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In this blog, Rod Card explains how the Animal and Plant Health Agency in conjunction with other Defra Agencies is working to address the global problem of AMR.
Learn about the pre-election period and how it will impact upon our blogging activity.
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.