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Webinar: Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases

Wastewater surveillance can be a low-cost tool compared to massive diagnostic testing for tracking COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in communities.  Wastewater surveillance can facilitate rapid public health response because specific geographic areas/populations with emerging cases can be tracked and immediate action can be executed in the event of a positive wastewater signal.  This webinar will include an overview of wastewater surveillance applications and describe case studies of wastewater surveillance approaches in Atlanta, Georgia, Accra, Ghana, and Kolkata, India.


Christine L. Moe, PhD 
Eugene J. Gangarosa Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation, Hubert Dept of Global Health, Director, Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene at Emory University, Director of Graduate Studies, Global Health and Development PhD Program, Laney Graduate School, Emory University

Marlene Wolfe, PhD
Assistant Professor. Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, Emory University

When: May 17, 2002, 2PM ET

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