Burlington hopes sampling wastewater will help spot next Covid outbreak - WCAX

The coronavirus shows up in poop of infected, even asymptomatic people. So the City of Burlington will be testing wastewater to (it hopes) determine the next Covid-19 outbreak.

"He says sampling wastewater to measure health within a community isn’t new when it comes to the coronavirus and that it’s another tool to help put measures in place like testing centers or increased restrictions if samples come back with high levels of the virus. “This is a surveillance mechanism. It’s not the only one and it’s certainly not the only one we rely exclusively on,” Lowe said.."

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