The flu season is upon us, but how much do you know about avian influenza? Do you know how to protect the birds you keep against infection? Find out the key facts about flu, why the disease is so hard to prevent, and what scientists at The Pirbright Institute are doing to understand more about avian influenza viruses to help prevent the disease in poultry.
News from October 2019
The fourth annual Culture of Care and 3Rs meeting was hosted at The Pirbright Institute on 16 October 2019, chaired by Pirbright’s Director of Capability, Dr Michael Johnson. The meeting provides a discussion space for those who work within animal research, allowing attendees to discover new tools designed to assist in conducting responsible experiments and to share ideas and good practice about the foremost issues in their field.
Collaborative research involving scientists from The Pirbright Institute has shown that a new vaccine, ChAdOx1 RVF, is effective at protecting pregnant sheep and goats from Rift Valley fever (RVF), a debilitating disease that can also be transmitted to humans. This work will also help progress the development of the vaccine, which could be the first to be used against both a human and animal disease.