Everything you’ve wanted to know about sewage testing

November 17th, 2020

In the fight against COVID, it turns out that regular old sewage could be a major tool in detecting outbreaks long before people even come forward for testing.

In many states, health authorities are regularly testing sewage for SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID – as an early warning system that the virus is circulating.

And the idea that a single positive person could be detected via a city’s sewage system has captivated Coronacast’s audience – so today’s episode is answering everything you’ve ever wanted to know about sewage.


Listen here: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/coronacast/everything-youve-wanted-to-know-about-sewage-testing/12878138