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MSI finds COVID virus traces in Davao wastewater, and other discoveries

Wastewater-Based Epidemiology

The Marine Science Institute has found SARS-CoV-2 RNA in community wastewaters in Davao City even when no new cases of COVID-19 were reported for the corresponding week. This is just one among several findings from the Institute’s research on wastewater from pharmaceuticals and personal care products and the Wastewater-Based Epidemiology (WBE) of SARS-CoV-2.

In-depth discussion of these findings and their impacts and repercussions will be disclosed in a live webinar on Wastewater-Based Epidemiology (WBE) for Public Health Surveillance, to be conducted online and in-person at The Marine Science Institute, UP Diliman on January 19, 2023, 2:30-4:00 PM.

The list of speakers and their topics are as follows.

  1. Ms. Shyrill Mae Mariano – Detection of untreated wastewater in Davao River and Davao Gulf
  2. Dr. Dann Marie del Mundo – Stool Tool: Wastewater-based Epidemiology
  3. Ms. Catherine Otero – Laboratory methods for detection of SARS-COV-2 in wastewater
  4. Mr. Kieffer Arben Go – Wastewater Data Analysis for COVID-19 in Davao City, Philippines
  5. Mr. Refeim Miguel – The Role of Sewershed Mapping in Wastewater-Based Epidemiology for Public Health Surveillance in Davao City

You may RSVP through this link: https://form.jotform.com/230111244291441

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