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Genomic testing can effectively track COVID-19 variants of concern: Research

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Wastewater testing can accurately and rapidly identify levels of COVID-19 infections in the community, including the rise of variants of concern, suggests new research...

Testing hospital wastewater can catch COVID-19 outbreaks faster

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A study at three Calgary hospitals has proven that testing wastewater for COVID-19 can help identify cases and predict outbreaks in individual high-risk facilities. The...

Communicating science in a crisis

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Communicating science during a crisis is no simple task. Over the past year, governments across the world have faced the shared challenge of communicating...

Wastewater-based epidemiology

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Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, individual swab-testing has been adopted globally as the gold-standard for acquiring information regarding positive cases, rates...

Bureau Veritas announces SARS-CoV-2 testing services in wastewater

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Bureau Veritas announced that it is now offering testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater samples through a large laboratory network in Canada. This testing...

New Initiative Announced in Newfoundland and Labrador to Detect COVID-19

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A new initiative has been announced to help detect COVID-19 in wastewater in Newfoundland and Labrador. “As we continue through the pandemic, the wastewater surveillance...

Researchers Receive Investment to Detect SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Wastewater

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Ontario Genomics, Genome Canada, and Illumina are investing in a SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance initiative across Ontario to identify variants of concern. This project will enhance province-wide...

USask and City of Saskatoon Named to Smart Cities List for...

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The University of Saskatchewan (USask) and the City of Saskatoon have been honoured for their collaborative wastewater monitoring project that advances environmental and human...

Proactive Measures are Needed for Addressing Water Infrastructure Assets

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Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic put our critical infrastructure to the test. One major aspect of that was municipal water systems and its...

New Maps Provide Snapshot of Wastewater-based Epidemiology in Canada

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The COVID-19 Wastewater Coalition has developed two maps that can help us understand where wastewater-based epidemiology is already underway and/or being applied in Canada. Over...

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