It’s no secret: everybody poops. Marin County Public Health has partnered with local sanitary agencies and University of California Berkeley to do regular sampling of wastewater supplies in Marin County as part of broader COVID-19 outbreak surveillance. Anyone that is infected with COVID-19 is emitting the virus in their bodily fluids, which ends up passing as waste in the toilet. UC Berkeley scientists can detect RNA for the virus in wastewater. Dr. Matt Willis explains more about how the research project works and why its an important tool for the long-term response to COVID-19.
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