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Indian army trains dogs to sniff out coronavirus to cut down on screening time

Indian army trains dogs to sniff out coronavirus to cut down on screening time

India’s army has trained a pair of dogs to detect Covid-19 by sniffing samples of sweat and urine. According to the Times of India, the dogs are being utilized for quick detection of Covid-19 to cut down time delays associated with regular diagnostic techniques. Dogs are known for their powerful sense of smell and are sometimes used for detecting diseases, drugs and weapons. The Army has trained two of its dogs, a Chippiparai (a sighthound from Tamil Nadu in southern…

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Dogs can be trained to detect Covid-19 in humans by sniffing sweat, study shows

Dogs can be trained to detect Covid-19 in humans by sniffing sweat, study shows

Dogs can be trained to detect Covid-19 in humans by sniffing their sweat, according to a new proof-of-concept study. The aim of the proof-of-concept study was to evaluate if trained dogs could discriminate between sweat samples from symptomatic Covid-19 positive individuals and those from asymptomatic Covid-19 negative individuals. The study was conducted at two sites (Paris, France, and Beirut, Lebanon), followed the same training and testing protocols, and involved six detection dogs (three explosive detection dogs, one search and rescue…

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