Wastewater COVID work: SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance using GIS in Northern Ireland

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As SARS-CoV-2 is shed in high levels in faeces, wastewater testing has the potential to become a complementary, early-warning strategy for future ‘hot-spot’ outbreaks of Covid 19, aiding governmental decision making around future infection prevention/control policies.

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed an integrated GIS wastewater SARS-CoV-2 surveillance programme which employs standardised viral wastewater testing protocols. The development of a GIS Reporting Tool enables integration of public health data with environmental surveillance for the community monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 levels. 

Period22 Aug 2022

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  • TitleWastewater COVID work: SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance using GIS in Northern Ireland.
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletVolant Media UK Ltd
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size12 min
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date22/08/2022
    DescriptionAs SARS-CoV-2 is shed in high levels in faeces, wastewater testing has the potential to become a complementary, early-warning strategy for future ‘hot-spot’ outbreaks of Covid 19, aiding governmental decision making around future infection prevention/control policies.
    Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed an integrated GIS wastewater SARS-CoV-2 surveillance programme which employs standardised viral wastewater testing protocols. The development of a GIS Reporting Tool enables integration of public health data with environmental surveillance for the community monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 levels.
    Producer/AuthorHomayoun Kheyri
    URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8e-b8FHfyc&list=FL72-efAJphAp78A0e-WWjcQ&index=3
    PersonsBehnam Firoozi Nejad

Keywords

  • COVID 19
  • Wastewater
  • GIS
  • SARS-CoV-2