GT Molecular and the City of Palm Springs have expanded their partnership to help track the prevalence of MPX (Monkeypox) in Palm Springs wastewater as a way to help mitigate the threat of the virus.
Beginning today, the latest results are located on the City’s MPX (Monkeypox) landing page located at palmspringsca.gov/mpxinfo. Results will be posted online every Monday.
Over the past two years, the City has successfully partnered with GT Molecular to test and monitor COVID-19 wastewater levels in the community.
Regular testing of wastewater helps public health officials understand trends in community-wide levels of viruses such as COVID-19 and MPX (Monkeypox) and make well-informed public health decisions.
“As MPX (Monkeypox) continues to spread, rapid detection in wastewater samples is necessary to quickly enact policies that aim to slow the spread of the virus and protect the community from future obstacles,” said City of Palm Springs Principal Engineer Donn Uyeno, who oversees the City’s partnership with GT Molecular.
“We expect this service will continue to be of great help to our public health officials,” said Uyeno.
For more information, visit the landing page at palmspringsca.gov/mpxinfo