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We've published an annual review of our key achievements and operational performance at CSIRO's Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) for 2020.

The ACDP Year in Review 2020 provides an overview of activities for the 2020 year, detailing our achievements in delivering on our purpose, of preparedness, prevention, detection and response to exotic disease threats affecting animals and humans.

Download the full report below to learn more about:

  • how our staff commenced research on SARS-CoV-2 within weeks of the announcement of COVID-19 being declared a global public health emergency
  • how we are continuing to support our close neighbours in Papua New Guinea to respond to the emergence of African swine fever in the highlands
  • how rapid testing by our Diagnostic, Surveillance and Response team supported the response to an avian influenza outbreak in Victoria
  • our cutting edge research with rabies virus providing clues to protect brain health
  • and much more.

Scientists at ACDP working on the virus that causes COVID-19, in our biosecure laboratories.

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