WVU in the News: West Virginia University researchers take part in $2.9 million project to monitor wastewater statewide for COVID-19

The ways in which monitoring and testing for COVID-19 in wastewater have evolved greatly since the onset of the pandemic last year.

In 2020, West Virginia University researchers would prop open a manhole cover, dip down a bottle to collect wastewater and then take it to a lab to analyze for the presence of SARS-CoV-2. Research has shown that infected people shed virus particles through their feces.

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