Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in open-water sewage canals contaminated with untreated wastewater in resource-constrained regions

Sewage-based surveillance for COVID-19 has been described in multiple countries and multiple settings. However, nearly all are based on testing sewage treatment plant inflows and outflows using structured sewage networks and treatment systems.

Environmental surveillance has proven to be a powerful public health surveillance tool

Dr Angela Chaudhuri, Health Lead, COVIDActionCollab in an interaction with Viveka Roychowdhury talks about wastewater surveillance program for COVID-19 initiated by the COVIDActionCollab in Karnataka

What wastewater surveillance in Bengaluru reveals about COVID-19 trend

An independent project monitoring wastewater in 46 locations in Bengaluru has interesting data that could potentially work as a city-wide early warning system for COVID-19 outbreaks.

Bengaluru waste water samples from 45 sites show 31% hike in Covid viral load

A sewage surveillance system providing municipal authorities with data about the presence of the novel coronavirus has found 31 per cent of samples collected from open drain canals since November 28 are registering as positive.

How sewage water can alert authorities on Covid-19 hotspots, virus strains

Recently, more than 40,000 people living in around a dozen suburbs in Sydney were asked to get tested for Covid-19 after traces of the novel coronavirus were found in sewage water in the areas despite no new local cases.

Bengaluru to get India’s first sewage surveillance platform for Covid-19

The Karnataka government is introducing a city sewage surveillance system in Bengaluru that will help officials track the novel coronavirus at an early stage, even among asymptomatic persons.

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