Can testing sewage help slow the spread of COVID-19?

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Researchers of the Rio de Janeiro State University prepare an instrument to sample airborne sewage droplets for the presence of the new coronavirus at the Santa Marta slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 27, 2020. The researchers are working together with volunteers of a local sanitation team to see if they can detect the virus in the air and evaporation from the slum’s open-air sewers. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Samuel Dorevitch, researcher and Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at UIC, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how colleges and other communities are now testing sewage to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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