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Scientists have found a new way to predict the spread of the coronavirus with sewage. This is stated in the report of the team of researchers from Yale University.
The method consists in measuring the level of virus contamination with municipal wastewater. The scientists, the information about the level of contamination of sewage can accurately name the number of new cases next week.
The specialists underline that for decision-making on mitigating the restrictive measures imposed in connection with the epidemic, it is necessary timely information. The study is intended to provide the necessary data.
Earlier, Australian company Melbourne Water stated that it will look for traces of infection in extracted from sewage excrement.
Researchers from the Australian national University found that the presence of the coronavirus in humans can be determined by faeces before symptoms of infection. Scientists concluded that traces COVID-19 may appear in the stool a week before the manifestation of external signs.
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