Aug. 28, 2020

Irene Xagoraraki and her CEE students are predicting viral outbreaks

Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Irene Xagoraraki, and PhD students Brijen Miyani and Liang Zhao, are working to make a difference in water quality and public health.

They are using wastewater-based epidemiology testing to provide early warnings on virus outbreaks, including Covid-19, for residents in Detroit, Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. Their investigation of community composite samples - that can give a two-week head start in predicting health issues - are explained in thisĀ video.