Water Institute 子公司教师, Drs. Tara Sabo-Attwood (WI 教师顾问委员会 member; Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental & Global Health) and Joe Bisesi (Assistant Professor of the Department of Environmental & Global Health) teamed up with other UF experts from public health, microbiology, and toxicology as well as medical and facilities personnel to develop a wastewater surveillance system that can accurately detect COVID-19 in the 彩票平台注册官网’s wastewater. GatorWATCH, which stands for Wastewater Analysis and Tracking for Community Health, monitors wastewater from 28 UF residence halls, campus apartment complexes and fraternity/sorority houses that empty into UF’s wastewater treatment infrastructure, alerting the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect initiative when the virus is detected.

废水监控系统迄今已检测到的病毒,其中鼻拭子方法已经确定阳性病例的住宅废水中作为案件减少,gatorwatch能提供线索,其中病毒威力绕梁 - 和其他地方的公共健康威胁可能弹出。

用友团队也开展了城市盖恩斯维尔和雪松关键墨西哥湾沿岸城镇污水采样。

“这真正体现出在公共卫生方面环境科学的影响,” SABO - 阿特伍德说。 “我很自豪地使用我们的专业知识,迅速,有效地提高我们社会的公共健康。”

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