McLellan Lab’s COVID-19 Tracking in the News

Professor Sandra McLellan is optimistic about the future of wastewater surveillance

Sandra McLellan, Professor

of infectious diseases beyond COVID-19. She and her research team have been monitoring COVID-19 in wastewater for nearly two years and are now able to identify different variants of COVID-19 and they’ve begun monitoring influenza levels.

Multiple news outlets covered whether omicron is nearing its peak in Wisconsin.

Fox6 News: Milwaukee COVID wastewater levels could soon go down, researchers say, Jan. 23, 2022

WISN12: Scientists search for COVID-19 clues in sewage, Jan. 21, 2022

CBS58: ‘Cautiously optimistic’: Declining COVID-19 levels in wastewater show promising signs, Jan. 21, 2022

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: As wastewater indicates omicron decline has begun elsewhere in U.S., Wisconsin experts await the same sign, Jan. 21, 2022

TMJ4: Experts: Wastewater monitoring mirrors COVID-19 case decline in county, too early to say we’ve peaked, Jan. 20, 2022

PBS Wisconsin: Wastewater surveillance for COVID-19 virus poised to detect future Wisconsin outbreaks, Jan. 25, 2022