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What Lies Beneath: Wastewater Testing for Pathogens
What Lies Beneath: Wastewater Testing for Pathogens
Michael Wiley will discuss detecting pathogens in communities through wastewater surveillance programs.
What Lies Beneath: Wastewater Testing for Pathogens
What Lies Beneath: Wastewater Testing for Pathogens

Michael Wiley will discuss detecting pathogens in communities through wastewater surveillance programs.

Michael Wiley will discuss detecting pathogens in communities through wastewater surveillance programs.

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qPCRDriving Wastewater Surveillance for Infectious Disease
Nathan Ni, PhD | Oct 30, 2023 | 3 min read
Natalie Knox and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory are helping establish a national qPCR-driven wastewater surveillance network for SARS-CoV-2 and other diseases.
Microscopic image of a poliovirus
Polio Detected in New York City Wastewater
Andy Carstens | Aug 15, 2022 | 2 min read
Analyses suggest the virus has been silently spreading in nearby counties since May.
Discover the predictive power of wastewater for tracking pathogens
Wastewater’s Hidden Value for Monitoring Public Health
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Bio-Rad Laboratories | Mar 23, 2022 | 1 min read
Learn about wastewater-based epidemiology—from its conception to its present state and into its future.
a man collects water using a fishing pole and can
World’s Rivers Rife with Drugs: Study
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Feb 15, 2022 | 2 min read
Levels of pharmaceuticals considered unsafe for aquatic organisms were found at more than one-quarter of sampling sites.
a brown trout in the hands of a person wearing a green jacket
Trout Appear to Get Hooked on Meth
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jul 6, 2021 | 5 min read
After eight weeks of exposure to ecologically plausible levels of methamphetamines, the fish tended to prefer meth-laced water over water without the drug.
The Researchers Who Pivoted to COVID-19: One Year On
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2021 | 7 min read
The Scientist checks in on scientists who switched gears to combat the pandemic.
Researchers Seek a Simple, Rapid Test for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Jef Akst | Jul 6, 2020 | 5 min read
Onsite testing at wastewater treatment plants could aid efforts to monitor for outbreaks of COVID-19 around the world, but such technologies are in the early stages of development.
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Countries Begin Large-Scale Screening for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Chris Baraniuk | May 14, 2020 | 4 min read
Researchers have found traces of the coronavirus at wastewater treatment plants in various locations around the world.
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