Pandemic danger to the deep: the risk of marine mammals contracting SARS-CoV-2 from wastewater

By |2021-03-10T19:49:06-05:00September 21st, 2020|Public Health|0 Comments

The current COVID-19 pandemic is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that spreads between humans, primarily through respiratory droplets. However, recent studies demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 is excreted in feces and can survive in water for up to 25 days, raising the possibility that wastewater provides a separate mode of spread for this coronavirus.