CDC Expanding COVID Wastewater Surveillance Sites To Track Monkeypox

By Beth Wang / August 15, 2022 at 3:18 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin tracking monkeypox virus in wastewater at some of the agency’s U.S. wastewater surveillance sites that were initially used to track COVID-19, the White House wrote Thursday (Aug. 11) in a fact sheet outlining the Biden administration’s monkeypox research activities. CDC also will work with its partners to sequence DNA from monkeypox specimens to understand how the virus circulates, identify new variants and improve overall monkeypox genome interpretation, the White House says...

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