Wastewater provides early detection of Covid-19 surges

  • 13.07.2022
  • Earth.com

Wastewater sequencing can provide dramatic new insights into levels and variants of SARS-CoV-2 in various communities, which can help scientist detect in advance Covid-19 surges, as well as the emergence of new coronavirus variants. This is the conclusion of a new study led by the University of California, San Diego and Scripps Research.

According to the experts, this method is a scalable, cheaper, and faster way for communities and regions to detect the coronavirus and take appropriate actions to curb its transmission.