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NYC Health + Hospitals expands wastewater surveillance program

Aug 18, 2022

NEW YORK -- New York City Health and Hospitals is expanding its wastewater surveillance program.

The system says it has successfully predicted changes in COVID and flu rates 10-14 days before results were seen clinically.

Starting next week, the program will expand to include testing of hospital wastewater for polio and monkeypox.

Testing now takes place at 10 hospitals.

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