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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Inter-institutional effort frames role for wastewater monitoring Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2022

Leading U.S. Scientists and Researchers, Backed by The Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Prevention Institute, Issues Urgent Call to Scale Up Wastewater Monitoring


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Houston Health Department earns CDC designation as Center of Excellence for wastewater epidemiology Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022

Houston and Colorado are the only jurisdictions so far to have earned the designation.


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Hopkins named to Wastewater-based Disease Surveillance committee Thursday, Mar. 24, 2022


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Houston Health Department confirms two Omicron cases Friday, Dec. 10, 2021