CDC To Possibly Test Airplane Wastewater For Coronavirus Studies

Testing aircraft wastewater would involve collecting sewage from individual commercial airplanes.

The CDC is working on a new plan to discover coronavirus variants.

The plan involves testing wastewater from airplanes. Monitoring sewage for traces of coronavirus variants is a scientific process that has passed several phases.

Testing aircraft wastewater would involve collecting sewage from individual commercial airplanes. After collected, the samples would be sent to a diagnostic lab for testing as scientists scan them for traces of known or unknown viruses.

Collecting the samples still has some legal challenges before it could be operational.