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The novel coronavirus in focus

A breadth of research at KTH is addressing the novel corona virus, the viral disease COVID-19 and the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on society. Students and employees at KTH have also taken action by developing tools and solutions to help with the medical response.

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Researcher working with test tubes in process of concentrating virus from sewage
Inside the lab where coronavirus particles are concentrated from sewage water samples. Wastewater-based epidemiology can be a cost-effective alternative to testing large populations for SARS-CoV-2 virus, and it has the potential to be used as an early warning system for the pandemic spread. (Photo: courtesy of Zeynep Cetecioglu Gurol)

Method improves detection of coronavirus in sewage

Individual testing is one way to gauge how much coronavirus has spread in a community, but sampling local sewage offers a real-time take on the state ...

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Aashlesha Chekkala posing in an arcade of cherry trees in Stockholm.
"I feel privileged that I get to tell my friends and family that the project I work on is in the direction of fighting a global pandemic." Photo: Courtesy of Aashlesha Chekkala

Degree project takes student to front lines of COVID-19 battle

The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic became an unexpected opportunity for master's student Aashlesha Chekkala.

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Sewage analysis shows sharp increase in COVID 19 virus in Stockholm

The coronavirus is spreading again in Stockholm and surrounding suburbs, according to COVID 19 RNA measurements in local sewage, which are being condu...

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