The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Wastewater Surveillance System has helped the nation monitor new COVID-19 variants and their spread during the public health emergency and will remain a critical data source for responding to the virus, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report offers recommendations to advance a flexible, equitable and sustainable national wastewater surveillance system to inform the public health response to COVID-19 and future infectious diseases. 

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