CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

Questions With No Science Yet

Q. “Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be spread through drinking water?

The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

  • Evidently the disinfection of our drinking water kills the virus, which means it’s in it, otherwise they wouldn’t say it hasn’t been detected, but the disinfectant kills it. So we all have disinfected water running through our systems.

Q. “Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be found in feces?”

The virus that causes COVID-19 has been found in the feces of some patients diagnosed with COVID-19. However, it is unclear whether the virus found in feces may be capable of causing COVID-19.

There has not been any confirmed report of the virus spreading from feces to a person. Scientists also do not know how much risk there is that the virus could be spread from the feces of an infected person to another person. However, they think this risk is low based on data from previous outbreaks of diseases caused by related coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

“Can the COVID-19 virus spread through sewage systems?”

The virus that causes COVID-19 has been found in untreated wastewater. Researchers do not know whether this virus can cause disease if a person is exposed to untreated wastewater or sewerage systems. There is no evidence to date that this has occurred. At this time, the risk of transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 through properly designed and maintained sewerage systems is thought to be low.

Source: CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL