Israeli company pilots wastewater virus-spotting trial


The Israeli company Kando is monitoring coronavirus traces in the sewers of the city of Ashkelon via sensors, autosamplers, and controllers placed under manholes in an attempt to build an early warning system of clusters of COVID-19. The system was originally developed to spot industrial waste within the municipal sewage system. In a month-long pilot with scientists and mathematicians in Israel, Europe, and the US, Kando found that its findings matched the health ministry’s data showing the near-exact location of people carrying the virus, even if they are asymptomatic.

Writer: Jonah Mandel (AFP)
Publication: Israel Nation

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