Sewage

How Scientists Track and Identify Diseases Like COVID-19 Through Sewage

How Scientists Track and Identify Diseases Like COVID-19 Through Sewage

The COVID-19 pandemic has reignited interest in wastewater surveillance, where sewage systems are monitored for the presence of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. Non-infective fragments of the virus’s genetic material have been found in untreated wastewater in Italy, Spain, France, the United States and Canada. Several cities are now using…