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    Despite Australia's strict quarantine procedures, there is a risk that an exotic animal disease could be introduced. Our quality-assured diagnostic tests are critical to the success of surveillance programs and to the accurate diagnosis and control of outbreaks. We can respond rapidly to disease outbreaks of national impact.

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    Our team at AAHL is helping track avian influenza in Indonesia using molecular mapping.

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    The PC4 Zoonosis Suite is the most sophisticated high containment laboratory in the world, enabling collaborative research into the most lethal diseases.

Our research

  • About AAHL

    Our national Australian Animal Health Laboratory facility is a vital part of Australia’s biosecurity infrastructure. We work closely with veterinary and human health agencies globally, as about 70 per cent of emerging infectious diseases in people originate in animals.

  • Our infrastructure

    What makes the Australian Animal Health Laboratory unique is its advanced technology and infrastructure allowing research and diagnostics that require the highest level of biosecurity and biosafety within a laboratory environment.

  • Animal and human health

    AAHL has evolved over the years to keep pace with disease trends. We now work to find solutions to infectious diseases affecting people as well as animals.

  • AAHL diagnostic services and emergency response

    We have diagnostic services and reagents available as commercial services. This is in addition to our role in emergency response and accredited testing for diseases in terrestrial and aquatic animals.

  • Our global role

    As one of only six high-containment animal research centres in the world, we work with national and international human and animal health organisations as part of a global One Health network.