Houston Wastewater Epidemiology is continuously monitoring for SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern, RSV, and influenza A and B. Learn about our activities and education outreach in the news stories listed on this page.

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CDC-NWSS report highlights value of wastewater surveillance Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023

Surveillance has expanded from 20 to 53 jurisdictions across the United States


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Research casts a wider net in wastewater analysis Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023

Technology shows promise for broad-scale analysis of pathogens


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Data and its central role in pandemic management Friday, Sep. 8, 2023

How Houston’s public health interventions have been guided by wastewater


Dashboard Update

Houston’s Wastewater Monitoring Dashboard shows updates, expanded school reports Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

New features help Houstonians understand the prevalence of COVID-19, influenza at the community level