OPINION: Faecal shedding of SARS-CoV-2, a snapshot of current data and implications for the water industry

There has been quite some talk about SARS-CoV-2 shedding in faeces and what that might mean for the water industry.  As I see it, there are two aspects to this conversation: the first is a concern that sewage may contain infectious SARS-CoV-2 viruses; and the second relates to the more theoretical potential of using SARS-CoV-2Continue reading “OPINION: Faecal shedding of SARS-CoV-2, a snapshot of current data and implications for the water industry”

Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks

This study was undertaken in an outpatient clinic of a private hospital in Hong Kong between March 2013 and May 2016, and has just recently been published in Nature Medicine.  A total of 111 patients infected with human coronavirus (n=17), influenza virus (n=43) and/or rhinovirus (n=54) (three participants had coinfections) formed the focus of theContinue reading “Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks”