SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: State of the knowledge and research needs – ScienceDirect

Highlights: • Presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater has been reported. • SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater can be used to monitor COVID-19 in a community. • Effective concentration method is needed for recovery of SARS-CoV-2 from wastewater. • Surrogate coronavirus data help to predict survival of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. • Data on the infectivity of … More SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: State of the knowledge and research needs – ScienceDirect

Words On Water Podcast #138: Studying Coronavirus with Wastewater Epidemiology

This podcast introduces wastewater epidemiology and explains what information related to the detection of RNA of COVID-19 virus in wastewater does and does not tell us. Wastewater epidemiology has been used for decades to track the presence of infectious diseases such as polio in communities. It has also been used to aid in the response to … More Words On Water Podcast #138: Studying Coronavirus with Wastewater Epidemiology

Novel coronavirus detected, monitored in wastewater – ScienceDaily

A new approach to monitoring the novel coronavirus (as well as other dangerous pathogens and chemical agents) is being developed and refined. Known as wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), the method mines sewage samples for vital clues about human health. It can potentially identify levels of coronavirus infection at both a local and global scale. Novel coronavirus … More Novel coronavirus detected, monitored in wastewater – ScienceDaily

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

Dutch Scientists Find a Novel Coronavirus Early-Warning Signal – Bloomberg News

Dutch scientists were able to find the coronavirus in a city’s wastewater before Covid-19 cases were reported, demonstrating a novel early warning system for the pneumonia-causing disease. 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 … More Dutch Scientists Find a Novel Coronavirus Early-Warning Signal – Bloomberg News

Presence of SARS-Coronavirus-2 in sewage – medRxiv

In the current COVID-19 pandemic, a significant proportion of cases shed SARS-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) with their faeces. To determine if SARS-CoV-2 is present in sewage during the emergence of COVID-19 in the Netherlands, sewage samples of 7 cities and the airport were tested using RT-PCR against three fragments of the nucleocapsid protein gene (N1-3) and one … More Presence of SARS-Coronavirus-2 in sewage – medRxiv