The Sci-Files – 01/24/2021 – Brijen, Liang and Maddie – Wastewater Could Predict the Increase in SARS-CoV-2 Cases

Chelsie Boodoo and Daniel Puentes

Brijen Miyani, Liang Zhao, and Maddie Spooner in lab
Brijen Miyani, Liang Zhao, and Maddie Spooner in lab.

On this week’s The Sci-Files, your hosts Chelsie and Danny interview Brijen Miyani, Liang Zhao, and Maddie Spooner. Wastewater-based Epidemiology used to predict waves of SARS-CoV-2 in the Detroit region (Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland county). The increment/decrement in the number of SARS-CoV-2 cases could be predicted at least 14 days in advance by monitoring wastewater. This could help the public health officials prepare for the surge in hospitalization as well as the safe opening of the economy. This model could be replicated to other viral diseases as well.
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