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。


“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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