Case study: Monitoring COVID-19 in a cruise ship wastewater system at sea

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Download the case study to read how SARS-CoV-2  was successfully detected in a cruise ship’s wastewater systems using both grab and passive sample types, including the LuminUltra GeneWave passive sampler.

By integrating this technology into current protocol, a baseline of viral load monitoring could be established for a better understanding of exposure risks to further protect the health and safety of the passengers and crew onboard the ship. Being able to detect the virus quickly and accurately provides an early indicator of the ship population’s viral shedding status.

Along with SARS-CoV-2 monitoring, cruise ships may also benefit from regular testing for general microbial load, Legionella/Legionella pneumophila, and other notable viruses in their water systems. Testing can also be expanded beyond wastewater to include potable (drinking) water, non potable (pool, hot tub) water, and grey water to monitor overall water quality on-board the ship.

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