Tracking COVID-19 hotspots through raw sewage

Researchers from the University of Queensland and CSIRO have successfully been able to identify genetic traces of COVID-19 in raw sewage.

‘The hope is eventually we will be able to not just detect the geographic regions where COVID-19 is present, but the approximate number of people infected, without testing every individual in a location’ – CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall

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Dr Lachlan Soper