COVID sewage surveillance labs join the hunt for monkeypox

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An image from an electron microscope of the monkeypox virus (orange) on infected cells (green).

Wastewater testing has proved a reliable early alarm bell for COVID-19 outbreaks. U.S. researchers are now adapting the approach to track the explosive spread of monkeypox, and maybe other viruses.

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