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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.

Exploding animal populations – how can we co-exist?

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Using contraceptives to slow reproductive rates in exploding animal populations may offer an extra tool to manage human-wildlife conflicts. In this blog, we hear from senior ecologist, Giovanna Massei, as she outlines this global issue and humane, evidence-based and sustainable solutions.

What you need to know about drug resistant infections: the invisible pandemic

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Antimicrobial resistance, the invisible pandemic. Learn more about what has recently been described as a profound threat to global health security and how APHA is sharing our world-renowned knowledge and expertise to protect against this threat internationally.

Know your enemy: the contribution of veterinary laboratories to antimicrobial stewardship

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A world without antimicrobials (including antibiotics) would lead to an increase in serious illness, death and the spread of disease. Learn how APHA are working to protect their future effectiveness and why limiting their use is vitally important.

A One Health approach to tackling Brucella canis cases in imported dogs

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One Health Day highlights the need for a collective approach to tackling joint disease threats to people, animals and the environment. This year, our annual blog focuses on APHA’s role in recent cases of Brucella canis in Great Britain and how, together with the UK Health Security Agency, we immediately responded to this.

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 breaking new ground in the genomic surveillance of pathogens

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APHA is building increasingly more sophisticated tools to integrate full genome sequences with epidemiological information enabling visualisation of how disease is spreading. In this two-minute read, learn about how APHA is using this technology in practice.

Bovine Tuberculosis – Testing and examining bTB-positive animals

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Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle. It is one of the most significant animal health challenges that England faces today, costing taxpayers more than £100 million each year. In 2020 alone, more than 27,000 cattle had to be slaughtered to curb its spread.