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USA: Monkeypox detected In San Francisco wastewater

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Researchers at the Sewer Coronavirus Alert Network (SCAN) have confirmed that samples of wastewater collected from a San Francisco treatment plant have traces of the Monkeypox virus.

The samples were collected on Monday, June 20th and Thursday, June 23rd from the Oceanside Treatment Plant, which serves about a third of the city of San Francisco.

“With two samples in the same area, we have confidence this is a true result,” said SCAN researcher Alexandria Boehm, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University.

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