KWR in the news G.J. Medema - Virus Outbreak: Virus in sewage foretold outbreak in Dutch city
“Dutch scientists have found the coronavirus in a city’s wastewater before COVID-19 cases were reported, demonstrating a novel early warning system for the disease. SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — is often excreted in an infected person’s stool.
Although it is unlikely that sewage will become an important route of transmission, the pathogen’s increasing circulation in communities would increase the amount of it flowing into sewer systems, Gertjan Medema and colleagues at the KWR Water Research Institute in Nieuwegein said on Monday.”
(Citation: KWR in the news G.J. Medema – Virus Outbreak: Virus in sewage foretold outbreak in Dutch city – www.taipeitimes.com (2020)1 April)