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Impact Brief: Waste Water and Waste Effluent Surveillance: Initial Sampling and Results

This brief describes an initiative to conduct sampling of waste water and liquid waste effluent at high-risk sample collection points in Côte d’Ivoire. Some of the samples were found to be positive for SARS-CoV-2 or Influenza A viruses. The results demonstrate the utility and benefits of wastewater and liquid waste surveillance in low- and middle-income countries, in particular the use of  inexpensive passive samplers to obtain high-quality results.

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