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

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Citywide wastewater study finds SARS-CoV-2 levels strongly correlate with disease indicators Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022

Collaborative efforts take critical steps toward establishing wastewater surveillance as routine metric


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CDC grant backs science and innovation in wastewater-based epidemiology Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022

Joint research seeks to harness the power of wastewater surveillance as a public health tool


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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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