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Agencies collaborate to launch wastewater surveillance dashboard

Agencies collaborate to launch wastewater surveillance dashboard

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada Water Authority and Desert Research Institute are partnering to detect early increases of SARS-CoV-2 and emerging variants in Southern Nevada through wastewater surveillance.