Using wastewater to track the COVID-19 second wave

Posted: 20.05.2020

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Scientists around the world are studying the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) from many different perspectives in an effort to better understand how it infects humans and spreads from person to person. The goal is to identify this spread, find therapies for neutralising and eliminate it. One approach being taken by researchers is to examine wastewater to track coronavirus infection trends. Researchers at the University of Sheffield are developing new techniques that could be used for a number of potential uses including to identify a second wave of the pandemic. Vanessa Speight, Professor of Integrated Water Systems, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK, and Cheif Executive of TWENTY65 in a conversation with Raelene Kambli explains more about this research. Read the full article here


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