Bat immunity key to controlling deadly viruses
CSIRO research into how bats can host some of the world’s deadliest viruses without suffering any ill-effects themselves will lead to improved strategies for controlling the spread of bat-borne diseases.
Aussie ravens ruled out as West Nile virus indicators
Scientists at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria have found that birds are unlikely to be used as part of an ‘early warning’ system designed to alert health authorities to the presence of the deadly West Nile virus in Australia.
Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) brochure
The Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is a national centre of excellence in disease diagnosis, research and policy advice in animal health. This six-page brochure provides an overview of AAHL's achievements, capabilities and responsibilities.
Science for tomorrow: New developments
This article from Farming Ahead contains three stories on the electric vehicle revolution, a detailed Digital Elevation Model of Australia’s topography, a Hendra virus breakthrough. (1 page)
Collaboration key to keeping new diseases in check
Collaboration across a diverse range of scientific disciplines is among the most important factors in efforts to detect and control outbreaks of new infectious diseases like Influenza A (H1N1), according to one of the world’s leading virologists, University of Texas Medical Branch Dr Thomas Ksiazek.
Foot & Mouth Disease experts to meet in Melbourne
The latest developments in Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) research, diagnostics, surveillance and control measures will be discussed at the inaugural international FMD Symposium and Workshop to be held in Melbourne from 12-14 April 2010.
Re-writing ‘the book’ on a devastating poultry disease
A world-first discovery made by a Monash University PhD student working at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, has poultry scientists worldwide taking a fresh look at the devastating bacterial disease, necrotic enteritis.
The CSIRO Times: 13th international WAVLD symposium
This edition covers a number of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory's activities in 2007, some of which featured at the 13th International Symposium for the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. (4 pages)
World experts to tackle infectious disease threats
Enhancing the world’s ability to respond to the increasing threat of emerging infectious diseases will be the focus of more than 600 international experts in human, animal and environmental health at the 1st International One Health Congress, beginning today in Melbourne.
Fighting Nipah virus
In 1998-99, an outbreak of a new virus now called Nipah virus killed more than 100 people and thousands of pigs in Malaysia.
AAHL reduces environmental footprint
A series of equipment upgrades undertaken over the past five years at CSIRO Livestock Industries’ Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong has resulted in a 25 per cent reduction in the facility’s water usage.
CSIRO/Gordon TAFE partner-up to boost biosafety
A Research Collaboration Agreement between CSIRO Livestock Industries’ Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong and the Gordon Institute of TAFE aims to strengthen biosafety and bio-containment expertise within Australia and globally.
AAHL workers reunite for 25th anniversary
More than 160 former workers will visit CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong this morning to celebrate their part in constructing the facility at the AAHL Construction 25 Years On Reunion.
Foot & Mouth Disease outbreak model takes shape
Researchers have completed the first stage of development work on a comprehensive model of the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle to evaluate policy surrounding the management of FMD and other exotic diseases should an outbreak occur in Australia.
Animal health laboratory internationally recognised
Australian scientists will be better prepared to tackle exotic animal diseases, such as avian influenza (AI), following international recognition of CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong as a ‘OIE Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building for Veterinary Laboratories’.
Breakthrough in fight against Hendra virus
There has been a breakthrough in the fight against the deadly Hendra virus following the development of a treatment which shows great potential to save the lives of people who become infected with the virus.
CSIRO cane toad research
CSIRO scientists have explored the use of gene technology to reduce the number of Australian cane toads.
CSIRO joins global fight against pandemic threats
Australian scientists are part of an international consortium creating ‘battle maps’ that visualise how bird flu and other viruses constantly mutate to camouflage their antigens, or ‘invading soldiers’, to avoid being neutralised by the immune system’s ‘artillery’.