The Super Secrets of Sewage

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Published on 9 May 2022, 15:57
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In 2020, many cities started monitoring wastewater for viruses, and there are a lot of non-virus reasons to keep doing it.

To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords:
- Microbiome - the microorganisms in a particular environment (including the body or a part of the body).
- Wastewater - water that has been used in the home, in a business, or as part of an industrial process.
- Viral shedding - releasing a virus into the environment through sneezing, coughing, or feces.

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