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Wastewater-based epidemiology: is the devil in the details? Article à paraître

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1 Sorbonne Université, Inserm, Centre de Recherche Saint-Antoine, Paris, France
2 Institut de recherche biomédicale des armées, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France
3 Université de Strasbourg, UPR 9002 CNRS, IUT Louis Pasteur, Schiltigheim, France
4 Actalia, F-50000 Saint-Lo, France
5 Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, 97300 Cayenne, France
6 Université de Lorraine, CNRS, LCPME, F-54000, Nancy, France
7 Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Université de Paris, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions (LJLL) et Institut universitaire de France, Paris, France
8 Eau de Paris, R&D Laboratory, DRDQE Ivry-sur-Seine, France
9 Groupement d’intérêt scientifique Obépine, https://www.reseau-obepine.fr
* Correspondance : V. Marechal

How can we assess the health status of a population on a large scale, without multiplying tests and at a lower cost? As a receptacle for the molecules and infectious agents released in people’s faeces and biological fluids, wastewater is an ideal matrix for detecting and monitoring infectious diseases. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) brings together all the approaches –mainly microbiological and chemical– used to assess the health status of a population by exploring the composition [...]