BDN interviews Wheeler about testing wastewater for COVID-19

The Bangor Daily News talked with Robert Wheeler, a University of Maine associate professor of microbiology and member of the University of Maine System Scientific Advisory Board, about the presence of SARS CoV-2 virus fragments in wastewater samples collected at UMaine on Oct. 28. Levels of viral fragments in wastewater tend to increase as case numbers in a community rise according to Wheeler. UMaine had just one active case of COVID-19 as of Oct. 28. WABI (Channel 5) shared a media release about the wastewater testing results. WOKQ 97.5 advanced the BDN article.