UK plans to track spread of coronavirus in sewage

Posted: 28.05.2020

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TWENTY65's Vanessa Speight's work with the Water Research Foundation who are  making an effort to establish international standards for sampling and analysis to detect the genetic fingerprint of Covid-19 in wastewater, so that public health bodies can compare results obtained by different labs.


“Results will depend on your sampling location and even the time of day. You can’t just open a manhole in the road and dip in a test tube,” she said. Her team is working to find the best times and places for microbiological surveillance. 


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