Worldwide, tick-borne diseases may be the greatest threat to farm animal production as well as the second greatest threat to human health, second only to mosquito-borne diseases. In this blog, Paul Phipps from the Virology Department discusses ticks and the diseases associated with the red sheep tick.
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.
One of APHA’s Mammalian Ecologists from the National Wildlife Management Centre (NWMC) talks about how she helped capture and rehome a raccoon.
Scientists at APHA have been examining the relationship between how farmer opinion and farm practices can affect their risk of bovine tuberculosis by teaming up with researchers from universities.
APHA staff get up to many exciting and interesting things. There are all the usual activities, such as attending international conferences, working on the research bench, writing papers for journals and much more. Sometimes they also go sailing!
For the past 5 years APHA has held a mathematical modelling symposium at its central Research & Development facility at Weybridge. Charlotte Cook (Computational Biologist) talks about how the day went.
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.