Arizona research to study coronavirus spread in Yuma sewage


PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona researchers are launching a project in Yuma County to understand the community spread of the coronavirus by studying the area’s sewage.

Governor Doug Ducey announced in recent days that $ 500,000 in federal relief dollars has been set aside for the wastewater monitoring program.

The project is to be carried out by Yuma County public health officials and the University of Arizona Center of Excellence in Desert Agriculture.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has collected data from similar programs conducted in the United States to help public health researchers in places where clinical tests are underused.

Wastewater testing has been used in the past to detect and study other diseases such as polio.

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