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Houston Wastewater Epidemiology

A CDC National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) Center of Excellence

The City of Houston and Rice University have come together to implement a comprehensive, cost-effective system to monitor community infection dynamics of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19. We have also been working to expand the comprehensive wastewater monitoring system to target influenza, monkeypox, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and other pathogens.

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