Philly looks for signs of COVID-19 in its raw sewage

June 25, 2020

RNA found in sewage can help detect rises in Coronavirus as an "early warning system." Temple University has been collecting wastewater samples from the Philadelphia Water Department for the past 6 weeks and hopes to begin analyzing samples soon. Please note that it is unlikely that COVID19 can spread via water, and this is being used as a surveillance tool to predict and prepare for further outbreaks. 

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