WSLH Staff Contribute to National Wastewater Surveillance and Outreach Publications

WSLH staff made major contributions to two recently released Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) publications.

Senior Scientist Martin Shafer provided a large portion of the content to APHL’s “SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance Testing Guide for Public Health Laboratories”. Shafer said his contributions were informed by the WSLH COVID Wastewater Surveillance Team.

He said the APHL guide is “…quite a seminal document that public health labs across the country will reference in building their wastewater surveillance programs”.


WI Clinical Laboratory Network (WCLN) Coordinator Erin Bowles contributed to APHL’s “Public Health Laboratory Outreach Model Practices for Infectious Disease Programs”.

The publication is a compilation of information gathered from nine interviews with public health laboratories that have sustained an outreach program focused on infectious diseases and incorporates strategies to address the challenges surrounding resource limitations.