by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/19/20, 01:50 pm
The virus that causes COVID-19 was present in the wastewater of two Italian cities two months before the nation declared any local transmission, the Italian National Institute of Health said in a report released on Thursday. Routine checks on sewage treatment plants uncovered the virus water samples taken on Dec. 18, 2019, from Milan and Turin. Researchers haven’t linked the samples to any confirmed cases but said the finding could help identify future outbreaks.