Wastewater samples will help identify local outbreaks, fast

UCalgary, The City of Calgary and AHS team up in the fight against COVID-19

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A faster way to detect clusters of COVID-19 infection in the population is critical to avoiding future outbreaks — and what’s going down your drain could help public health officials catch outbreaks sooner.

UCalgary researchers from the Cumming School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, and Schulich School of Engineering; Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA), The City of Calgary, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) have teamed up to test Calgary wastewater for early signs of COVID-19 cases. The team has received Canadian Institutes of Health Research funding to pursue the research, beginning immediately…..

https://www.ucalgary.ca/news/ucalgary-city-calgary-and-ahs-team-fight-against-covid-19

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