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World Coronavirus: in Australia we are tracking the second wave in the sewers

16:57  21 may  2020
16:57  21 may  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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In Melbourne, the wastewater is analyzed to detect outbreaks that have not been updated.

Le Parisien © AFP / William West The Parisian

Tracking down the traces of coronavirus down to the depths is now the objective of Australia. The continent-wide launched this week a vast program of controls intended to prevent a new epidemic center.

Melbourne, the country's second city, with 4.5 million inhabitants, has started to analyze wastewater and excrement for traces of the virus. Depending on the results, a targeted screening policy in the districts concerned will be implemented, to "trace" carriers.

Melbourne Water, the city's water management company, hopes to test the samples of 71% of the residents of Victoria, one of the most populous states on the mainland.

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Intensive testing policy

Launched in the very gradual lifting of traffic restrictions, Australia has implemented an intensive testing policy: more than a million people have been tested to date in the country, ie one inhabitant in twenty-five.

Wastewater analysis is already used to detect diseases like polio and the presence of drugs like cocaine. According to the authorities, wastewater analysis is an inexpensive and effective way to monitor the progress of the epidemic, be it undetected or resurgent cases. The coronavirus can remain in the stool for up to six weeks.

Hydrographers descend from the buckets into the pipes in order to take samples. These are then analyzed in a laboratory responsible for detecting any trace of virus.

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Go back to the district where the Covid was found

If the presence of the virus is detected in a sample, it is then possible to go back to the district where it was collected but not to the home where it came from . "If there is a neighborhood that has not recorded any cases but that (the virus) has been found in the wastewater flow, then we realize that we must focus on this neighborhood to find the carriers", explained Health Minister Greg Hunt on Channel 7.

Australia is one of the most successful countries in containing the Covid-19 epidemic, with only 7000 cases and 100 deaths reported.

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