The Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) partnered to create the IWSS program which detects pathogens in wastewater to provide an early alert for pandemic preparedness. The program was initially developed to track the spread of Covid-19, but has expanded its surveillance to 76 locations and have included additional respiratory viruses of concern to the public, such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). UCSD is very pleased to be participating in such an important study for our community.
If you would like to see more specific information related to your area please click on this link Home | IWSS Dashboard (uillinois.edu). The Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District Wastewater Report for May 2023 can be found here UCSD Wastewater Report May 2023.