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Monitoring Emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 Variant through the Spanish National SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance System (VATar COVID-19)

Authors
  • Carcereny, Albert1, 1
  • Martínez-Velázquez, Adán1, 1
  • Bosch, Albert1, 1
  • Allende, Ana2
  • Truchado, Pilar2
  • Cascales, Jenifer2
  • Romalde, Jesús L3
  • Lois, Marta3
  • Polo, David3
  • Sánchez, Gloria4
  • Pérez-Cataluña, Alba4
  • Díaz-Reolid, Azahara4
  • Antón, Andrés5
  • Gregori, Josep6, 7
  • Garcia-Cehic, Damir6, 7
  • Quer, Josep6, 7
  • Palau, Margarita8
  • Ruano, Cristina González9
  • Pintó, Rosa M1, 1
  • Guix, Susana1, 1
  • 1 University of Barcelona, Spain , (Spain)
  • 2 CEBAS-CSIC, Spain , (Spain)
  • 3 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain , (Spain)
  • 4 Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology, IATA-CSIC, Spain , (Spain)
  • 5 Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Vall d’Hebron Hospital Universitari, Spain , (Spain)
  • 6 Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Spain , (Spain)
  • 7 Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain , (Spain)
  • 8 General Directorate of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Spain , (Spain)
  • 9 Subdirección General de Protección de las Aguas y Gestión de Riesgos, Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico, Spain , (Spain)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Environmental Science & Technology
Publisher
American Chemical Society
Publication Date
Aug 16, 2021
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c03589
PMID: 34397216
PMCID: PMC8404293
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

The study includes the development of an RT-qPCR assay to discriminate the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant and its implementation on the Spanish sewage surveillance system as a data source to complement clinical pandemic assessment.

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