KWR in the news G.J. Medema - Can human poop help track the spread of covid-19?
“Scientists around the world are peeping into poop and wastewater for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to track the spread of COVID-19 in urban localities.”
“The so-called SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is often excreted in an infected person’s stool. Although it’s unlikely that sewage will become an important route of transmission, the pathogen’s increasing circulation in communities will increase the amount of it flowing into sewer systems, Gertjan Medema and colleagues at the KWR Water Research Institute in Nieuwegein said recently.
The information means governments could potentially identify COVID-19 hotspots before the people infected have even realised they’re sick.”
(Citations: Choudhary, P.K. – KWR in the news G.J. Medema – Can human poop help track the spread of covid-19? – www.healthwire.com (2020)19 April)