A new international collaboration investigates how wastewater can be used to detect signs of an emerging virus in a population. File photo by ImPaKT

Water detectives: Scientists test wastewater for signs of virus

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Western’s ImPaKT facility site of new international research investigating new way of detecting COVID-19, variants of concern.

For three weeks this summer, scientist Hector Rangel collected samples from wastewater in Caracas, Venezuela. His counterpart in Kampala, Uganda, Brian Lubega, took samples from a stream where open sewers drain into the watershed….

https://news.westernu.ca/2021/08/water-detectives-scientists-test-wastewater-for-signs-of-virus/

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