Comparison of virus concentration methods for the RT-qPCR-based recovery of murine hepatitis virus, a surrogate for SARS-CoV-2 from untreated wastewater

This is a very important and timely paper on the pathway to widespread monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 RNA is in sewage for the purpose of wastewater-based epidemiology. It’s increasingly difficult to keep track of all of the papers that have been put forward, either as published journal papers or (non-peer reviewed) preprints, on this topic. ThoughContinue reading “Comparison of virus concentration methods for the RT-qPCR-based recovery of murine hepatitis virus, a surrogate for SARS-CoV-2 from untreated wastewater”

Survivability, Partitioning, and Recovery of Enveloped Viruses in Untreated Municipal Wastewater

This is a paper from the research team led by Associate Professor Krista Wigginton at the University of Michigan. Wigginton’s team have focused on the fate of enveloped viruses (including coronaviruses) in the urban water cycle (drinking water, sewage, sewage treatment) for much of the last decade. Most researchers studying viruses in water have focusedContinue reading “Survivability, Partitioning, and Recovery of Enveloped Viruses in Untreated Municipal Wastewater”

Effects of Air Temperature and Relative Humidity on Coronavirus Survival on Surfaces (2010)

This paper does not specifically address the fate of coronaviruses in water. But it reports some relevant facts that affect the survival of coronaviruses on surfaces. These are the importance of air temperature and relative humidity. This research was undertaken using surrogate viruses in order to avoid the challenges of working with the highly pathogenicContinue reading “Effects of Air Temperature and Relative Humidity on Coronavirus Survival on Surfaces (2010)”