Dr. Angela Chaudhuri On Harnessing Wastewater Surveillance For Monsoon Health Challenges

As the India Meteorological Department predicts above-average monsoon rains this year, the season brings not only relief from the scorching heat but also a host of health threats, including vector-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, and chikungunya.

Climate, Health, and Development: Intersecting Pathways to a Sustainable Future

India is one of the most rapidly developing nations and one of the biggest concerns is the risk of how easily large public health disasters like the COVID-19 pandemic can thwart it.

Precision Health Platform Improves Public Health Through Wastewater and Environmental Surveillance

Public health surveillance is underfunded and underemphasized across the globe—especially as it relates to early warning for disease outbreaks through non-clinical surveillance methods.

GIS, remote sensing key to battling vector-borne diseases during monsoon: experts

New Delhi, Sep 27 (PTI) Mapping flooded areas and stormwater drain networks using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing technology can assist in preventing vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria, which surge during the monsoon every year, say experts.

Need for wastewater surveillance exceeds Covid virus, say experts

Wastewater surveillance, which gained popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic, is an essential tool in comprehensive public health and lifestyle monitoring, and its need and benefits exceed that of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, said experts on Sunday.

Preventive, promotive and primary healthcare needs to become priorities in our investment

Shrirupa Sengupta, Director, Swasti-The Health Catalyst emphasises that there are still several communities in India who are at the last mile with little or no access to our public health system.

Test of Bengaluru’s open drains reveals major safety hazard

A recent study has discovered large levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Bengaluru’s open drains that cause longer hosiptalisation and higher mortality.

Bengaluru: Wastewater surveillance extends its reach to track H1N1, monkeypox

With the flu-like cases on the increase in the city, Bengaluru’s Precision Health initiative, a wastewater surveillance programme piloted by the COVIDActionCollab (CAC) has widened its scope to study the prevalence of H1N1, influenza, and monkeypox.

Waste Water Surveillance for Pandemic Preventionin Low-Income Settings: Lessons From Swasti in Bengaluru

December 2023 will mark the third anniversary of the discovery of SARS-COV2, the virus at the source of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is no less important today to monitor the rapidly changing virus than it was three years ago.

Signals from the sewer

In March 2020, the Austrian ski town of Ischgl—known for 239 kilometers of uninterrupted runs and an exuberant après-ski scene—suddenly became infamous as the site of the one of the first COVID-19 superspreading events.

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