St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl, Montafon (c) Patrick Säly / Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns

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Coronavirus early warning system –
Waste water monitoring

 

Vorarlberg is taking part in an Austria-wide scientific project with the aim of introducing wastewater monitoring as a nationwide coronavirus warning system. Genetic material from the Covid-19 virus can usually be detected in wastewater even before those affected show symptoms. Corresponding analyses in the wastewater treatment plants could thus provide indications of rising infection rates or to give the all-clear in a region.