Wastewater Based Epidemiology
A Useful Indicator of Community Health
As they say on TV, everything comes down to poo.
From drug addiction rates to viral outbreaks, one of the most useful and honest tools communities have at their disposal is the information that comes down the drain.
Find several recent articles below on the role wastewater agencies are playing in monitoring community health, including our emerging understanding of wastewater and COVID-19.
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Like a lot of the rural West, Yosemite National Park stood as a safe haven from the coronavirus The fresh air and open space seemed immune. That’s until local health officials started looking for the coronavirus in the park’s raw sewage.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is unlikely to remain active in sewage, but its genetic material can still help researchers identify at-risk communities
Every day, millions of Americans could be flushing critical coronavirus data down the toilet.
Wastewater testing could also be used as an early-warning sign if the virus returns.
Wastewater is a fount of information about the drugs and other compounds communities consume