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Researchers see increasing virus cases via Stockholm wastewater

An analysis of Stockholm's wastewater showed an uptick in coronavirus cases in September to a level comparable to May, researchers said Monday, enabling them to conclude the rise was not due to increased testing.

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Wastewater predicts COVID-19 outbreaks days before diagnostic testing

By taking daily samples from the New Haven-area wastewater treatment plant, researchers have been able to track the progression of COVID-19 up to seven days before the same pattern is reported by compiled testing data from ...

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Q&A: Screening raw sewage for viruses in the population

Viruses are like unwelcome houseguests—they require hosts to keep them fed and sheltered. In people, different types of viruses can cause diseases such as influenza, HIV, and now COIVD-19.

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Not wasted: Sewage in Nepal serves as affordable virus warning tool

A pungent smell hangs in the early morning air as researchers collect samples of sewage dumped into a river in Nepal—a cost-effective way to trace the coronavirus spread for the resource-strapped Himalayan nation.

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Israeli firm monitors sewers in fight against coronavirus

An Israeli company is monitoring coronavirus traces in a coastal city's sewers and hopes to deploy its technology more widely to provide early warning of future concentrations of the respiratory disease.

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