Sewage Could Provide Early Warnings About Coronavirus Outbreaks

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is often spread through sneezes and coughs, but it also leaves the human body through our waste. Scientists around the world are now testing sewage for the virus, using it as a collective sample to measure infection levels among thousands of people.

Publisher: NPR | Author: Lauren Sommer

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contact tracing and testing
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2020-05-07 (Modified: 2021-05-12)

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https://www.npr.org/2020/05/07/852155076/how-what-you-flush-is-helping-track-coronavirus

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