Xiaoli Lilly Pang is the U of A co-lead on a new research network that will monitor wastewater to track rates of COVID-19 infections in communities across Alberta and provide data to inform public health policies. (Photo: Supplied)

Wastewater testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus expands to most Alberta cities

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Real-time infection rates to be tracked on public website.

Alberta can now track the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in nearly 75 per cent of the population thanks to the new Pan-Alberta Network for Wastewater-based SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring announced today.

When someone is infected with COVID-19 — whether they know it or not — traces of the virus are shed through the bowel and end up getting flushed down the toilet….

www.ualberta.ca/folio/2021/12/wastewater-testing-for-sars-cov-2-virus-expands-to-most-alberta-cities.html

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