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  • Author(s):
    Verhagen, Rory, O'Brien, Jake W., Thomas, Kevin, V, Sherman, Paul, Ahmed, Warish, Simpson, Stuart L., Dwyer, Jason, Choi, Phil, Mueller, Jochen F., Clarke, Leah, Thi Minh Hong Nguyen, Bibby, Kyle, Tscharke, Ben, Bivins, Aaron, Zaugg, Julian, Bertsch, Paul M., Edson, Janette
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    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus which causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has spread rapidly across the globe infecting millions of people and causing significant health and economic impacts. Authorities are exploring complimentary approaches to monitor this infectious disease at the community level. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) approaches to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA in municipal wastewater are being implemented worldwide as an environmental surv…

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    2021-03-20
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    Ahmed, Warish, Greaves, Justin, Fischer, Robert, Bibby, Kyle, Bivins, Aaron, Yinda, Kwe Claude, Kitajima, Masaaki, Munster, Vincent J.
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    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA is frequently detected in the feces of infected individuals. While infectious SARS-CoV-2 has not previously been identified in wastewater, infectious SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated from the feces of at least one patient, raising concerns about the presence of infectious SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. The fate and inactivation characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 in water and wastewater are unknown, with current inactivation estimates based on…

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    2020-12-08
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    Verhagen, Rory, Korajkic, Asja, Gyawali, Pradip, Ahmed, Warish, Simpson, Stuart L., Mueller, Jochen F., Bibby, Kyle, Bivins, Aaron, Bertsch, Paul M., Kitajima, Masaaki, Sherchan, Samendra P., Thomas, Kevin V.
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    We monitored the concentration of indicator viruses crAssphage and pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV) and human pathogen adenovirus (HAdV) in influent from a wastewater treatment plant in Brisbane, Australia in 1-h and 24-h composite samples. Over three days of sampling, the mean concentration of crAssphage gene copies (GC)/mL in 24-h composite samples did not differ significantly (p = 0.72-0.92), while for PMMoV GC/mL (p value range: 0.0002-0.0321) and HAdV GC/mL (p value range: 0.0028-0.0068)…

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    2021-02-01
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    Haramoto, Eiji, Korajkic, Asja, Gyawali, Pradip, Ahmed, Warish, Simpson, Stuart L., Huygens, Flavia, Vasan, Seshadri S., Bibby, Kyle, Riddell, Shane, Hewitt, Joanne, Symonds, Erin M., Bertsch, Paul M., Kitajima, Masaaki, Sherchan, Samendra P., Verhagen, Rory, Sirikanchana, Kwanrawee, Bivins, Aaron
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    Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) demonstrates potential for COVID-19 community transmission monitoring; however, data on the stability of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater are needed to interpret WBE results. The decay rates of RNA from SARS-CoV-2 and a potential surrogate, murine hepatitis virus (MHV), were investigated by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) in untreated wastewater, autoclaved wastewater, and dechlorinated tap water stored at 4, 15, 25, and 3…

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    2020-12-01
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    Gonzalez, Raul, Weir, Mark H., Mitchell, Jamie, Curtis, Kyle, Bibby, Kyle, Bivins, Aaron, Keeling, David, Thompson, Hannah, Yetka, Kathleen, Gonzalez, Dana
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    Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) has been used to analyze markers in wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) influent to characterize emerging chemicals, drug use patterns, or disease spread within com-munities. This approach can be particularly helpful in understanding outbreaks of disease like the novel Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) when combined with clinical datasets. In this study, three RT-ddPCR assays (N1, N2, N3) were used to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SA…

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    2020-11-01
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    Stone, Daniel, Greaves, Justin, Bibby, Kyle, Wu, Zhenyu
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    Fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) are typically used to monitor microbial water quality but are poor representatives of viruses due to different environmental fate. Viral fecal indicators have been proposed as alternatives to FIB; however, data evaluating the persistence of emerging viral fecal indicators under realistic environmental conditions is necessary to evaluate their potential application. In this study, we examined the persistence of five viral fecal indicators, including crAssphage an…

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    2020-12-01
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    Islam, Md. Tahmidul, Kotlarz, Nadine, Kuroda, Keisuke, Alm, Eric, Gurol, Zeynep Cetecioglu, Calabro, Vincenza, de los Reyes, Francis L., III, Bivins, Aaron, North, Devin, Vela, Jeseth Delgado, Ahmed, Warish, Costa, Federico, Bibby, Kyle, Holden, Patricia A., Smith, Adam, Rose, Joan, Jones, Davey L., Thomas, Kevin, Stauber, Christine, Buttiglieri, Gianluigi, Castiglioni, Sara, Boehm, Alexandria B., Girones, Rosina, Malpei, Francesca, Gonzalez, Raul, Bijlsma, Lubertus, Bhattacharya, Prosun, Ahmad, Arslan, Harris, Angela, Chakraborty, Sudip, Been, Frederic, Perkins, T. Alex, van Nuijs, Alexander, Mueller, Jochen, Carducci, Annalaura, Gerba, Charles, Kitajima, Masaaki, Pickering, Amy J., Haramoto, Eiji, Mautus, Mariana, van der Voorn, Tom, Zhu, Kevin, Noble, Rachel T., Fernandez-Casi, Xavier, Medema, Gertjan, Peccia, Jordan, Meschke, John Scott, La Rosa, Giuseppina, Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara, McLellan, Sandra L., Wigginton, Krista, Newton, Ryan J., Farkas, Kata, Brown, Joe, Sanchez, Gloria, Kumar, Manish, Nilsson, David, Stadler, Lauren, Gerrity, Daniel, Curcio, Stefano
    Abstract:

    From the article: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a novel member of the Coronaviridae family, has been identified as the etiologic agent of an ongoing pandemic of severe pneumonia known as COVID-19. To date there have been millions of cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in 184 countries with case fatality rates ranging from 1.8% in Germany to 12.5% in Italy. Limited diagnostic testing capacity and asymptomatic and oligosymptomatic infections result in significant uncerta…

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    2020-07-07
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  • Author(s):
    Verhagen, Rory, Thomas, Kevin, V, Kitajima, Masaaki, Li, Jiaying, Bivins, Aaron, Tscharke, Ben, Smith, Wendy J. M., Ahmed, Warish, Simpson, Stuart L., Bibby, Kyle, O'Brien, Jake W., Choi, Phil M., Angel, Nicola, Edson, Janette, Zaugg, Julian, Dierens, Leanne, Mueller, Jochen F., Hugenholtz, Philip
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    Infection with SARS-CoV-2, the etiologic agent of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, is accompanied by the shedding of the virus in stool. Therefore, the quantification of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater affords the ability to monitor the prevalence of infections among the population via wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE). In the current work, SARS-CoV-2 RNA was concentrated from wastewater in a catchment in Australia and viral RNA copies were enumerated using reverse transcriptase quantitative polymer…

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    2020-08-01
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    Gyawali, Pradip, Korajkic, Asja, Kitajima, Masaaki, Haramoto, Eiji, Bivins, Aaron, Bertsch, Paul M., Ahmed, Warish, Simpson, Stuart L., Bibby, Kyle, Gathercole, Amy, Farkas, Kata, Symonds, Erin M., Verhagen, Rory, McMinn, Brian R., Thomas, Kevin, V, Smith, Wendy J. M., Mueller, Jochen F.
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    There is currently a clear benefit for many countries to utilize wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) as part of ongoing measures to manage the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic. Since most wastewater virus concentration methods were developed and validated for nonenveloped viruses, it is imperative to determine the efficiency of the most commonly used methods for the enveloped severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Municipal wastewater seeded with a hu…

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    2020-10-15
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    Gerba, Charles, Schaefer, Scott, Sobsey, Mark, Maal-Bared, Rasha, Bibby, Kyle, Gary, Lee, Munakata, Naoko, Babatola, Akin, Brisolara, Kari, Olabode, Lola, Reimers, Robert, Swift, Jay, Bastian, Robert, Rubin, Albert, Sherchan, Samendra
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    While researchers have acknowledged the potential role of environmental scientists, engineers, and industrial hygienists during this pandemic, the role of the water utility professional is often overlooked. The wastewater sector is critical to public health protection and employs collection and treatment system workers who perform tasks with high potential for exposures to biological agents. While various technical guidances and reports have initially provided direction to the water sector, t…

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    2020-08-31
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    Rock, Channah, Gerba, Charles, Sobsey, Mark, Drewes, Joerg E., Bibby, Kyle, Rose, Joan, Pecson, Brian, Haas, Charles N., Gonzalez, Raul, Nelson, Kara L., Gersberg, Richard, Gerrity, Daniel, Olivieri, Adam, Hamilton, Kerry A.
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    Brian Pecson and Daniel Gerrity present an Editorial Perspective which focuses on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the water industry.

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    2020-07-01
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  • Author(s):
    Packman, Aaron, Furman, Alex, Bertuzzo, Enrico, Nir, Oded, Kiperwas, Hadas Raanan, Ronen, Avner, Dagot, Christophe, Yaron, Sima, Bogler, Anne, Gross, Amit, Bar-Zeev, Edo, Crameri, Sandra, Hill, Colin, Wells, George, Weisbrod, Noam, Sued, Oded, Arnon, Shai, Alvarez, Pedro J., Kushmaro, Ariel, Horn, Harald, Morgenroth, Eberhard, Vaizel-Ohayon, Dalit, Moran-Gilad, Jacob, Bar-Or, Itay, Zucker, Ines, Negev, Ido, Hu, Yunxia, Walker, Sharon, Balcazar, Jose Luis, Elimelech, Menachem, Bibby, Kyle, Nguyen, Thanh H., Berchenko, Yakir, Gillor, Osnat, Ronen, Zeev
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    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted public health and the worldwide economy. Converging evidence from the current pandemic, previous outbreaks and controlled experiments indicates that SARS-CoVs are present in wastewater for several days, leading to potential health risks via waterborne and aerosolized wastewater pathways. Conventional wastewater treatment provides only partial removal of SARS-CoVs, thus safe disposal or reuse will depend on the efficacy of final disinfection. This un…

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    2020-09-19
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