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Occurrence and persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater – News-Medical.net

Researchers review the utilities of wastewater epidemiology in assessing the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in a given community as well as the risks of wastewater viral…

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can shed from infected hosts and enter the local environment via respiration and excretion namely, in urine and feces. This has been reported to persist in the air, on high-traffic household objects, and recently in wastewater and sewage.
The presence of the virus in wastewater could be of great concern, particularly in less developed countries where water treatment facilities are poor or missing. Many other viruses have been implicated…

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