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UK agencies tackling antimicrobial resistance internationally

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) takes place this week, 18-24th November 2020, and aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices to avoid further emergence and spread of drug-resistant microbes. Cefas’ lead on antimicrobial …

"Marine noise budgets" – a new method to manage the impact of underwater noise

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Cefas scientists have published a study which proposes a new methodology to manage the impact of underwater noise on marine life. The work, titled “Marine Noise Budgets in Practice” and published in the journal Conservation Letters, allows policy makers to …

Solving the $6 billion per year global aquaculture disease problem

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Grant D. Stentiford Pathology and Microbial Systematics Theme Lead , Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Barrack Road, The Nothe, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8UB, United Kingdom.   A recent Newton Fund Researcher Links workshop on aquatic animal disease gave …

Deciphering El Niño’s role in waterborne disease emergence

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Globe showing El Nino

Evidence is emerging that the devastating outbreaks of Vibrio disease recently witnessed in Latin America are linked to significant El Niño events. New research using the latest microbial and genomic tools is providing a fresh insight into how El Niño …