Rethinking wastewater risks and monitoring in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Recently published article at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-020-00605-2 exploring the virus transmission in liquid phase. As the authors emphasis “evidence for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater systems is accumulating around the world. SARS-CoV-2 concentrations in wastewater are currently estimated by molecular approaches that quantify viral RNA rather than infective virions. Whether these approaches predominantly quantify fully functional virions rather than viral RNA fragments remains to be determined”. Very important to understand that we currently detect the virus RNA in wastewater not the virus.

Published by Arash Zamyadi

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