Tony Fooks discusses the work that our scientists are doing as part of our remit as an OIE Reference Laboratory and WHO Collaborating Centre for controlling rabies globally and preventing the risk of rabies reintroduction to 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.