Wastewater study in Houston area helps identify COVID-19 outbreaks – the study is also tracking flu cases

KPRC Channel 2 News, Click 2 Houston

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Weekly water samples from 39 different Houston area treatment plants are now helping in the fight against the coronavirus and flu. Lauren Stadler, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering is quoted. Loren Hopkins, chief environmental science officer with the Houston Health Department and professor in the practice with Rice University's Department of Statistics is also quoted.