Using sniffer dogs to detect COVID-19
By Judy Evans
January 13, 2022 5:51pm CST
Sniffer dogs have been used in a number of roles for a number of years. Now, they are being trained to detect COVID-infected people. Dogs are already used to find people infected with malaria. Early results are very promising and, although larger studies are being undertaken, sniffer dogs are already being used in some instances. The dogs sniff sweat samples and don’t come into direct contact with people. Results are instantaneous and so far the dogs have a better strike rate than the RAT (Rapid Antigen Test). Using sniffer dogs would be very beneficial for low-income countries with limited laboratory resources. Photo is of a cute dog we saw in France. He doesn't look like he'd excel at COVID detection but I could be wrong.
26 people like this
• United States
@JudyEv That's good! In America, home covid tests is really beginning to be the best. I went to the pharmacy to pick up my meds and I asked about the free covid test kits. It'll be on Jan. 19, but, they're not sure if how it'll be. President Biden is getting a site ready for distribution of free home covid tests & N95 masks. I'm waiting for that site. The kits & masks come via mail.
• Chisinau, Moldova
If we take into account the fact that in some countries the test costs about 80 euros , we cost about 50 euros now they have made it a little cheaper about 30 , then the dog would have saved the situation , and I also heard that some people suffer asymptomatically