What if it were possible to predict certain disease outbreaks? Wastewater surveillance allows us to do just that—providing key information for hospitals on what to expect down the line.
In February, PRL partnered with NYC Health + Hospitals and Queens College CUNY to launch the Biosurveillance Program, which has successfully predicted COVID and influenza rates up to 14 days before being reflected in the clinical setting.
Watch the full NBC New York segment to learn more about PRL's role in detecting variants through wastewater samples.
COVID, Flu, Monkeypox: NYC Predicts Some Outbreaks Weeks Early — and You're Helping