Wastewater surveillance becomes more targeted in search for polio, monkeypox and Covid-19

CNN  —  Early in the coronavirus pandemic, health officials closely monitored sewage samples for signs of the virus to track where it could be circulating. Now, that technique is being…

Wastewater surveillance has become a critical COVID tracking tool, but funding is inconsistent

To look at recent data posted on Clemson University’s COVID-19 dashboard , one might assume that viral activity is low on the Upstate South Carolina college campus. The dashboard, which…

Health officials urge New Yorkers to get vaccinated after poliovirus detected in wastewater in another county

The four wastewater samples were collected in July and August in Sullivan County, northwest of Orange County. CNN previously reported that polio was identified in wastewater samples from Rockland County,…

How Wastewater Can Help Track Viruses Like Covid and Polio

Tracking viruses can be tricky. Sewage provides a solution.(All you have to do is flush.) Here’s how a scrappy team of scientists, public health experts and plumbers is embracing wastewater…

Polio Has Been Detected in New York City Wastewater, Officials Say

Polio outbreaks incited regular panics decades ago, until a vaccine was developed and the disease was largely eradicated. Then on Friday, New York City health authorities announced that they had…

Covid-19 wastewater surveillance is promising tool, but critical challenges remain

CNN  —  Covid-19 surveillance is at a crossroads in the United States. With at-home tests now outnumbering those done in laboratories, official case counts are more incomplete than ever as…

Missouri wastewater samples finds first spike in COVID-19 cases in months

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – As COVID-19 testing subsides, it’s hard to fully know how much community spread is taking place. That’s where the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) comes in.…

Wastewater monitoring for Covid-19 is picking up steam across the US

In September 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System, investing millions of dollars in an effort to coordinate and build upon programs…