Rapid expert consultation on environmental surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: summary report (2020)

This report summarizes the findings of the Rapid expert consultation on environmental surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater that was organized by the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health on 23 July 2020 in a virtual format. It aimed to facilitate a rapid exchange of current knowledge, experience and practices among countries that are in the forefront of research and environmental surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. Such surveillance can be employed as a complementary tool to clinical surveillance of COVID-19… “the uptake of environmental surveillance must not divert attention and resources away from clinical surveillance, essential public health response measures and maintaining safe operation of water supply, sanitation and hygiene services in communities and institutional settings”. Read more https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/water-and-sanitation/publications/2020/rapid-expert-consultation-on-environmental-surveillance-of-sars-cov-2-in-wastewater-summary-report-2020

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