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Sniffing Dogs Being Used to Rapidly Detect COVID-19

A new London study reveals that dogs are able to accurately find the virus using their nose in under a second. This is said to be much faster than a PCR test and more accurate than lateral flow tests. Canine usage in the fight against COVID-19 isn't new, but this latest research shows how powerful a dog's nose is in detecting it on a mask...or in urine.

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Sniffing Dogs Being Used to Rapidly Detect COVID-19
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    Faster than a PCR test: dogs detect Covid in under a second

    Faster than a PCR test: dogs detect Covid in under a second

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    The Guardian - Linda Geddes

    Study in London used six enthusiastic dogs in a double-blind trial Faster than PCR and more accurate than lateral flow tests, the latest weapons against Covid-19 have four legs and a wet nose. A study published on Monday found that people who are infected with coronavirus give off a distinct odour, …

    Sweat-sniffer dogs make Thai debut as coronavirus detectors

    Sweat-sniffer dogs make Thai debut as coronavirus detectors

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    Reuters

    BANGKOK, May 21 (Reuters) - Thailand on Friday deployed dogs trained to detect coronavirus infections by sniffing samples of human sweat, as the country deals with a spike in infections, including many without symptoms of the virus. Three of six trained Labradors made their debut at Bangkok's …

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