UGA researchers track COVID-19 by testing Athens wastewater

Sept. 17, 2020


Every Tuesday around 8 a.m., Megan Lott begins her route around Athens’ three wastewater treatment facilities. For 17 weeks, the third-year Ph.D. student studying environmental health science has collected samples and brought them to a University of Georgia lab, where they are tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 


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