Wastewater can detect mpox, especially as cases increase

Wastewater surveillance can detect a single mpox case in large samples representing thousands to millions of people, and its effectiveness increases as the number of cases grows, according to a study.
Carly Adams, PhD, MPH, an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and colleagues said mpox detection in wastewater, combined with clinical cases, can help guide the public health response — and the absence of mpox in wastewater can also confirm that there is not a large outbreak.
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