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Η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση υιοθετεί κοινή στρατηγική ελέγχου SARS CoV-2 στα λύματα

Στις 17 Μαρτίου η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση προχώρησε σε πρόταση – σύσταση για τον έλεγχο του SARS CoV-2 σε δείγματα λυμάτων για τις χώρες εντός ΕΕ . Ο στόχος είναι να επεκταθούν οι έλεγχοι και αναλύσεις σε όλες τις χώρες και κράτη-μέλη , ώστε να ενισχυθεί η συλλογή πληροφοριών και να αποκτήσει η Δημόσια Υγεία συνολική και αξιόπιστη εικόνα για την διάδοση του ιού.

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The Recommendation asks the Member States to put in place wastewater surveillance systems and ensure that relevant data is promptly provided to the competent health authorities.

Common methods for sampling, measurement and data analysis, supported by a European exchange platform should be made available and used to ensure that the collected data is reliable and comparable.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “Today’s recommendation is the outcome an unprecedented alliance between the European water sector, the public health sector and the scientific community, with the Commission’s Joint Research Centre providing the necessary scientific know-how and infrastructure, and acting as an innovation uptake accelerator. This scientific push has enabled the Commission to take swift action in support of EU Member States’ continuing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius said: “The evolution and spread of variants of COVID-19 are a real threat to our effective response to the crisis. It is important that all available means are fully utilised to detect the virus and its variants, so as to provide appropriate and timely responses. The use of wastewater surveillance can provide a cost effective, rapid and reliable source of information which would assist us in combatting the virus. It is also a good example of the multiple benefits of modern environmental infrastructure to our health and well-being”.

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https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/coronavirus-commission-adopts-common-approach-track-covid-19-through-wastewater-monitoring

https://ec.europa.eu/environment/pdf/water/recommendation_covid19_monitoring_wastewaters.pdf