Webinar: Use of Microbial Source Tracking Tools in Waterborne Disease Outbreak Response

Wednesday June 27, 2-3pm ET

Fecal pollution in recreational and drinking source waters can result in outbreaks leading to the transmission of disease. Recent advancements in the field of molecular biology have led to the development of microbial source tracking (MST) tools that can characterize fecal pollution from different animal groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is using tools developed by EPA scientists for environmental investigations of waterborne outbreaks.

For this webinar, EPA's Dr. Orin Shanks will provide an overview on EPA's MST method development activities, and CDC's Dr. Mia Mattioli will highlight a CDC response to a recent waterborne outbreak where an EPA developed human-associated MST procedure was employed to help confirm a source of norovirus.

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Source: U.S. EPA Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program