Wastewater Surveillance— the Perfect Early Warning System for Future Pandemics?

Nicole Hilbig
2 min readAug 4, 2022

Corona waves can be detected up to 10 days earlier

Photo by Felipe Caparrós on Adobe Stock.

SARS CoV2 first sits in the throat, nose and then in the lungs. But small, non-infectious residual components are also found in the intestine.

This is how they get into the wastewater and can be detected using a special PCR test in the local sewage

Nicole Hilbig

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