Making use of wastewater from aircraft and individual buildings for better infectious disease epidemiology and response
Testing of sewage for the presence of infectious disease, known as wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), is used to assess disease burden in communities without the need for individualised testing. It allows for cost-effective, non-invasive and unbiased disease screening of whole communities, and can be deployed in areas traditionally underserved by healthcare surveillance.
Addressing gaps in the surveillance and response to influenza-like illness: Community pharmacy-based feasibility study
This project has strong potential to inform local and national preventative measures when integrated with other surveillance systems.
Understanding the surveillance barriers and the health burden of emerging disease threats for Aotearoa: Vibrio as a case study
Vibrio infections present as gastroenteritis or tissue infections that can be mild or very serious. These bacteria live naturally in aquatic environments and people become infected from eating contaminated kaimoana (seafood) or coming into contact with contaminated water.
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