Researcher in protective suit taking water samples. Photo by DuxX (iStock)

An early warning system: Testing wastewater for COVID-19

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Western engineer leads a study collecting wastewater samples from a number of strategic locations in London, Ont. and analyzed at Western’s ImPaKT Facility.

Wastewater samples prove everyone infected with COVID-19 ‘poops’ out a little of the rapidly evolving disease. While researchers say the wastewater is not known to be infectious, it does show that COVID-19 – the root cause of 2.7 million deaths worldwide – is widespread even in communities with low confirmed case rates….

https://news.westernu.ca/2021/04/wastewater-surveillance/

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