Clues in the Sewage in the COVID Fight

The Chicago Tribune highlighted SPH's grant-funded project analyzing Chicago wastewater samples for COVID-19, collecting samples from city wastewater treatment plans in an attempt to identify geographic outbreaks at a faster pace than testing.

It’s much more efficient to test wastewater from a neighborhood, where a couple of samples could tell you as much as testing 500 people over and over again.

Dr. Sam Dorevitch  |  Associate Professor of Epidemiology