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Old 03-26-2020, 03:36 AM   #1
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Default Corona Virus in wastewater?

I haven't heard anything about whether you could catch the virus from the sewer system. Whether it be from cleaning or repairing a drain lines.

So I did some googling and here is what I found.

"Coronaviruses die off very rapidly in wastewater, with a 99.9%
reduction in 23 days, which is comparable to the data on
SARS-CoV survival."

So that means, hell yes! Very scary. But being a respiratory virus, it would have to be transferred by touch and enter the body through the mouth, nose or eyes.

You need to assume that everyone has it and be very careful.

Full disclosure - I am not a doctor, although sometimes I play one in bed.
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:54 AM   #2
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any virus or disease could enter your body by any exchange of fluids, that includes any scraps or cuts on your body.. so if you have broken skin anywhere on your body that is an entrance way into your body....if you have to work on a sewer or drain it would be in your best interest to pour some bleach down the drain and let it mix with any waste water to try and kill off any nasties....
again this is just a guess and common sense approach..will it work?? who knows but something is better than nothing...
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