eSCOUT – Environmental Surveillance for COVID-19 in Ohio: Understanding Transmission

Purpose We aim to build a public-private partnership to conduct a large-scale surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in the “wild” to discover the environmental and animal reservoirs that harbor the virus long-term, assess the hazard of virus entry to the human population from the environment (spillover), and study the virus adaptions/mutations in real-time to inform public health responses and preparedness.

Read the eSCOUT-white paper-2020.

We are actively looking for collaborators and sponsors for this critical program.   Please contact Seth Faith, faith.3@osu.edu, to learn how you can engage with eSCOUT.

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