NATIONAL SURVEILLANCE OF SARS-COV-2 IN WASTEWATER - How does WBE contribute to the global epidemiologic assessment in Belgium? (September 2020 – 2024)

Last updated on 23-5-2024 by Hadrien Maloux

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Monitoring coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) via wastewater analysis enables early detection of the evolution of the viral circulation in a population, since people infected by COVID-19 excrete particles of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. The circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in the Belgian population is monitored since September 2020 by taking 24h-representative samples at the inlet of 42 wastewater treatment plants twice a week. The present report presents the COVID-19 wastewater-based epidemiology surveillance between February 2021 and December 2023 and how it was used to assess the global epidemiological (EP

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