The CDC Wants State and Local Sewage Systems Tested for Coronavirus
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies will begin coordinating with state, local, territorial and tribal health departments to collect data on sewage samples. The goal is to find traces of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, that have been shed from people and traveled through wastewater. Depending on the level of virus in the sewage, wastewater testing can also be a leading indicator of a worsening outbreak, the CDC says. Read the full article here.