COVID-19 spread tracked via a rapid, large-scale early wastewater surveillance alert system

Source: Science Daily

Detecting COVID-19 outbreaks before they spread could help contain the virus and curb new cases within a community. In a new study, researchers describe a mostly automated early alert system that uses high-throughput analysis of wastewater samples to identify buildings where new COVID-19 cases have emerged — even before infected people develop symptoms.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210302130725.htm