UBC SPPH OEH: Measuring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater to supplement COVID surveillance in BC communities

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People infected with SARS-CoV-2 shed it via stool, and it can be detected in wastewater systems of municipalities with COVID outbreaks. We discuss whether this presents a risk to wastewater workers and how SARS-CoV-2 levels in wastewater can be used detect and monitor COVID outbreaks.

David McVea
Canadian Field Epidemiology Program
Public Health Agency of Canada
BC Centre for Disease Control


Melissa Glier
Research Associate
BC Centre for Disease Control, Public Health Laboratory​

Event Date Nov 13, 2020 12:30 to Nov 13, 2020 13:30
Posted by NCCEH Oct 08, 2020
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