Special Issue "SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater: Methods, Epidemiology and Future Goals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2023) | Viewed by 17334
Interests: sewage; food microbiology; fermentation; molecular biology; sanger sequencing; microbial molecular biology
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The use of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) as a tool for epidemiology tracking has a long history of use in public health, particularly for human enteric viruses. In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WBE is being implemented globally for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA shed into wastewater, sewers, and sludge. All these studies have been implemented in research contexts; nevertheless, different countries are currently implementing wastewater surveillance into their national or regional COVID-19 monitoring programs for early warning of SARS-CoV-2 community spread, the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants, and disease outbreaks. Additionally, WBE has the potential to be applied in high-risk settings such as nursing homes and hospitals or low-resource settings. Moreover, the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in natural and recreational waters has acquired relevance to assessing public health risks. However, analytical methods have not yet been standardized, and it is necessary to develop tools for the analysis and interpretation of all these results.
This special issue arises intending to make a collection of original articles that present new methodologies for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and other environmental waters, improvement of known technologies, techniques for the detection of infectious SARS-CoV-2 particles, methods for the detection of variants in wastewater (RT-qPCR and metagenomics), and new tools for sharing and analyzing all the generated data. In addition, manuscripts investigating the appearance of SARS-CoV-2 and its variants in wastewater and environmental waters are also welcome.
Dr. Alba Pérez-Cataluña
Dr. Silvia Monteiro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- wastewater-based epidemiology
- infectivity assessment
- concentration methods
- early-warning system
- urban water cycle