News Releases and Coverage

Researchers monitoring wastewater for COVID-19 at Edmonton long-term care facilities

(Photo credit: Global News)
(Photo credit: Global News)

Researchers in Alberta will be monitoring wastewater to see if it can be used as an early detection of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.

The majority of deaths in the province since the start of the pandemic have been long-term care residents.

Dr. Xiaoli Pang, a virologist at Alberta Precision Labs and professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta, said the research will look at wastewater samples from 10 long-term care facilities in Edmonton.

Click here for the full story on Global News.

Similar stories can be found on the following media outlets: CTV News, CTV News Edmonton (web), Postmedia (Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Financial Post), Global News Edmonton, CityNews Edmonton, and CBC Radio Active.