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0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb02e0000KPCW's COVID-19 news coverage for Summit County and Wasatch County, Utah. 0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb02f0000You can also visit the Utah Department of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization websites for additional information.

Analyzing Domestic Wastewater for the Presence of Coronavirus RNA

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Dr. Keith Roper, a professor and Department Head of Biological Engineering at Utah State University joins Chris and Nell on This Green Earth. Dr. Roper has been studying the corona virus and it's RNA presence in domestic raw wastewater.   Specifically, he's been looking into whether the presence of this RNA can be used as an early indicator of upcoming outbreaks within a community, business or school.   He discusses his research, it's findings and it's potential use by public health officials to alert communities and medical professions of potential spikes in covid cases.