Research proves that testing hospital wastewater for COVID-19 can help catch localized outbreaks faster

Michael Parkins, Casey Hubert and Kevin Frankowski lead the COVID-19 wastewater monitoring project. Photo by Adrian Shellard Michael Parkins, Casey Hubert and Kevin Frankowski lead the COVID-19 wastewater monitoring project. Photo by Adrian Shellard

Research proves that testing hospital wastewater for COVID-19 can help catch localized outbreaks faster

A study at three Calgary hospitals has proven that testing wastewater for COVID-19 can help identify cases and predict outbreaks in individual high-risk facilities.

University of Calgary researchers from the Cumming School of Medicine, the Faculty of Science, Schulich School of Engineering and Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA) made this finding as part of their ongoing monitoring of wastewater in Calgary and area for COVID-19, in partnership with The City of Calgary and Alberta Health Services....

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