Epidemiologists at APHA have teamed up with researchers at Oxford University to try and identify what risk factors drive the spread of bovine TB in different areas.
APHA scientists have contributed to a global study to understand the spread of avian influenza across continents. Veterinary Epidemiologist Dr Andrew Breed describes this work and ongoing work at APHA on the surveillance for this important disease.
This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and today (18 November) is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. These events are aimed at increasing awareness of antibiotic resistance and encouraging best practices to reduce emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
In the spring of 2016 Norwegian researchers found the first European records of an emerging disease, chronic wasting disease (CWD), in reindeer and moose. Graham Smith talks about a recent workshop that took place to discuss CWD.
Sarah Stewart, APHA Stakeholder Engagement Manager, talks about the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) event that she attended with Nick Coldham, APHA Head of Bacteriology.
How APHA epidemiological modellers are using the Cloud to build more flexible analyses on disease transmission and control.
Dr Tony Fooks talks about World Rabies Day (WRD 2016) which takes place today (28 September 2016) and highlights some of the Animal and Plant Health Agency's rabies work.
Read how APHA's Surveillance and Laboratory Services Department stepped in with short notice to help make sure a rather important shipment to Rio could take place.
There are many pests and diseases that could seriously damage crops and plants in the UK. However we have strict plant health controls in place to safeguard our plant health status. Edward Birchall explains more in his recent TV interview.
APHA has many national and international partners in both academia and research institutes. We also like to help young scientists get an insight into what life is like as a scientist in a government research facility like ours at Weybridge.