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Sixty seconds on . . . sewage

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 26 October 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4142
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The latest target in the fight against covid-19?

Spot on. Though it’s not that new. Scientists have been collecting wastewater to check for RNA from SARS-CoV-2 in sewage since the start of the pandemic. It’s a great way to spot the prevalence of infection and the different strains—or lineages—of the virus in the community, says Davey Jones, professor of soil and environmental science …

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