Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Polio virus detected in London sewage samples: WHO, UK

A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was underway.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chemicals in wastewater may help track COVID-19

The last issue of Wiley's Research Headlines highlighted part one of a study in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry that involved analysis of sludge from a wastewater treatment plant in Connecticut, and revealed trends ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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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