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Checking wastewater for Covid-19

The Israeli Ministry of Health has tasked Ben Gurion University to detect and monitor SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to Covid-19, in sewage samples from 14 Israeli cities. Monitoring wastewater can give an early warning of Covid-19 infection outbreaks (reported … Continue reading

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Pinpointing Covid-19 in the sewers

As reported previously (see here) Covid-19 hotspots can be detected by analyzing virus levels in the sewage. Now Israel’s Kando (reported here previously) is working with scientists at Israel’s Technion and Ben Gurion University to detect outbreaks even before residents … Continue reading

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Is coronavirus spreading? Check the water

Israel’s National lab for Environmental Virology is analyzing wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19). The level of the virus in the sewage system should correspond with the level of local infections. If not, then local testing needs to increase. It worked during … Continue reading

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