Researchers collect sewage samples to try to detect coronavirus in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AFP Researchers collect sewage samples to try to detect coronavirus in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AFP
Researchers collect sewage samples to try to detect coronavirus in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AFP

How sewage could hold the key to containing future Covid-19 outbreaks

  • Scientists say testing and tracking virus remnants in waste water and sewer sludge could help build an early warning system
  • Researchers have monitored for viruses like polio in waste water for years, but a method for the new coronavirus is still in the works

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Researchers collect sewage samples to try to detect coronavirus in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AFP Researchers collect sewage samples to try to detect coronavirus in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AFP
Researchers collect sewage samples to try to detect coronavirus in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AFP
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