WHO Scientific Brief: Status of environmental surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 virus

Environmental surveillance by testing of wastewater for evidence of pathogens has a long history of use in public health, particularly for poliovirus1 and more recently antimicrobial resistance (AMR).2 In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is being used for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 shed into wastewater from the upper gastrointestinal and upper respiratory system and via faeces. … More WHO Scientific Brief: Status of environmental surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 virus

Australian researchers trace sewage for early warning COVID-19 spread

Australian researchers have achieved the first step in developing an early warning surveillance system to track COVID-19 prevalence in the community through tracing the presence of the novel coronavirus gene in raw sewage. Australian researchers trace sewage for early warning COVID-19 spread – Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences – University of Queensland