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Polio Detected in New York City Wastewater
Analyses suggest the virus has been silently spreading in nearby counties since May.
Polio Detected in New York City Wastewater
Polio Detected in New York City Wastewater

Analyses suggest the virus has been silently spreading in nearby counties since May.

Analyses suggest the virus has been silently spreading in nearby counties since May.

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Discover the predictive power of wastewater for tracking pathogens
Wastewater’s Hidden Value for Monitoring Public Health
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Bio-Rad Laboratories | Mar 23, 2022
Learn about wastewater-based epidemiology—from its conception to its present state and into its future.
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World’s Rivers Rife with Drugs: Study
Christie Wilcox | Feb 15, 2022
Levels of pharmaceuticals considered unsafe for aquatic organisms were found at more than one-quarter of sampling sites.
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Trout Appear to Get Hooked on Meth
Christie Wilcox | Jul 6, 2021
After eight weeks of exposure to ecologically plausible levels of methamphetamines, the fish tended to prefer meth-laced water over water without the drug.
The Researchers Who Pivoted to COVID-19: One Year On
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2021
The Scientist checks in on scientists who switched gears to combat the pandemic.
Researchers Seek a Simple, Rapid Test for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Jef Akst | Jul 6, 2020
Onsite testing at wastewater treatment plants could aid efforts to monitor for outbreaks of COVID-19 around the world, but such technologies are in the early stages of development.
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Countries Begin Large-Scale Screening for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Chris Baraniuk | May 14, 2020
Researchers have found traces of the coronavirus at wastewater treatment plants in various locations around the world.