CDC Mulls Wastewater Surveillance Pilot Program For Polio

By Beth Wang / August 2, 2022 at 3:41 PM
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect that CDC may launch a pilot program at select sites across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may pilot a wastewater surveillance testing program for polio in selected cities across the United States after a case was detected in Rockland County, NY, late last month. Polio testing from wastewater samples is “very labor and resource intensive” and requires significant increases in public health laboratory capacity...

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