Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, was quoted in a September 15 article in Columbia News highlighting a new wastewater sampling initiative in residence halls to identify signs of the novel coronavirus before a widespread outbreak of COVID-19 can occur. Dr. El-Sadr is spearheading the pilot program.

“Wastewater analysis is a simple, yet sophisticated, way to shed light on infectious disease transmission in a community,” said Wafaa El-Sadr, who oversees the Public Health Committee for the University COVID-19 Task Force. “It can provide an early warning signal for the presence of COVID-19 cases, leading to the mobilization of a rapid response.”

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