FDA, NIH Home In On Wastewater Surveillance To Identify COVID Variants

By Beth Wang / August 2, 2022 at 3:39 PM
Researchers and public health agencies are working to advance the use of wastewater surveillance to identify emerging COVID-19 variants. Using wastewater to track emerging variants could help public health agencies and researchers better understand the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which FDA says is critical to evaluating the effectiveness of FDA-regulated COVID-19 vaccines, therapies and diagnostics. FDA, using funding from the American Rescue Plan, is developing the capacity to sequence SARS-CoV-2 RNA from wastewater samples through a wastewater sampling and...

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