First identified in Uganda, the A.23.1 variant is now in 27 countries around the world. Experts told The Daily Beast how it was left unchecked—and why we should watch it
The CDC has partnered with other federal agencies and states to develop a National Wastewater Surveillance System and pilot systems are underway in 31 states. This will be a valuable investment that
Since reopening campus at the University of California-San Diego last summer, university officials have relied on the tried-and-true public health strategies of testing and contact tracing. But they have also
Blood-sucking flies may be following chemicals produced by skin bacteria to locate bats to feed on. We humans aren’t the only animals that have to worry about bug bites. There are
Since reopening campus at the University of California, San Diego last summer, university officials have relied on the tried-and-true public health strategies of testing and contact tracing. But they have
Part of the university’s Return to Learn program, wastewater screening helped prevent outbreaks by detecting 85 percent of cases early, allowing for timely testing, contact tracing and isolation.
Members of the UCSD community can download an app that tells them the COVID-19 status of the wastewater generated in the buildings where they spend the most time. In fact,
If you’ve just received an ulcerative colitis (UC) diagnosis, you likely have a lot of questions. And even if you’ve lived with UC for many years, you know that your
As well as shedding SARS-CoV-2 virus through nose and throat secretions, infected people can, even when asymptomatic, excrete the virus in their stool. Because of this, wastewater sampling has been under
By using a sewage-handling robot, our laboratory has been able to detect coronavirus in wastewater 30 times faster than non-automated large-scale systems. This advance provides even more lead time to communities monitoring
From July to November, Karthikeyan and a team led by professor Rob Knight, director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation at UCSD, sampled sewage water to see if they could
Automated process helps test city sewage for SARS-CoV-2, allowing researchers to forecast the region’s caseload one to two weeks ahead of clinical diagnostic reports.