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We're working hard to protect Australia's thriving agricultural industry from a range of threats, including avian influenza, Foot and Mouth Disease and depleted world bee populations.
In 1996, a new virus was discovered in Australian bats. Identified as a lyssavirus, this virus is a close relative of the common rabies virus found overseas.
Our team at AAHL is helping track avian influenza in Indonesia using molecular mapping.
Primary topic: Our global role
In 1998-99 an outbreak of a new virus, now called the Nipah virus, killed more than 100 people and thousands of pigs in Malaysia. Our scientists were part of the international task force to tackle the virus and later participated in vaccine evaluation.
We're working to protect Australia and its neighbours from foot and mouth disease, one of the most serious biosecurity threats facing Australian agriculture.
We are part of a global project to improve cowpea production in Africa and are making progress towards incorporating ‘built-in’ insect pest protection that could help to reduce food shortages in the region.
Primary topic: Food security
We're working with industry and government to find a solution to Australia's Queensland fruit fly problem.
Primary topic: Risk and preparedness
A better understanding of how plants resist attack by fungal and oomycete pathogens, and the successful introduction of durable and effective resistance genes into grapevines, will lead to increases in productivity and quality through a reduction in the dependence on chemical inputs for disease control.
Primary topic: Plant science
Our scientists are working with Tasmania’s Atlantic salmon growers to prevent amoebic gill disease (AGD) in salmon.
Primary topic: Diseases in aquaculture
Thousands of honey bees have been fitted with tiny sensors as part of a world-first research program to monitor the insects’ movements. The team are working with Brazil’s Vale Institute of Technology to take the technology to the Amazon.
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Last updated: Last updated: 6 March 2015
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