Environmental Sampling can be an essential part of a successful outbreak investigation, particularly as outbreaks are being detected sooner with fewer cases available to establish indisputable epidemiological evidence. However, time and lab capacity limit the amount of environmental sampling that can be done. Therefore, it is critical that samples are correctly collected and sites are appropriately selected. To help with training efforts aimed at improving the efficacy of environmental sampling, we’ve assembled various resources on how and where to collect samples.
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