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Covid-19 sniffer dogs arrive at Helsinki airport to sniff out infected passengers

Covid-19 sniffer dogs arrive at Helsinki airport to sniff out infected passengers

Covid-19 sniffer dogs have arrived at Helsinki Airport in Finland for a pilot project today that will see them attempt to sniff and identify infected passengers. Finnish airport operator Finavia said the dogs’ sensitive noses are expected to speed up the process of identifying those infected with Covid-19. The company said it is pleased with the city of Vantaa’s efforts to test new and efficient ways to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Airport Director Ulla Lettijeff from Finavia…

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Coronavirus-sniffing dogs dispatched at Dubai Airport

Coronavirus-sniffing dogs dispatched at Dubai Airport

Dubai International Airport this week started using police dogs for on-airport rapid Covid-19 testing, which reportedly can produce results in minutes with 92%, reports SFGate. Typically in the United Arab Emirates, all arriving passengers must submit to Covid-19 testing prior to their trips and show negative results to be admitted into the country. Earlier reports of using dogs to sniff out the coronavirus proved that the concept could work in test environments. Recently, a study showed that dogs accurately identify…

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UK government launches sniffer dog trial for Covid-19

UK government launches sniffer dog trial for Covid-19

Trials for specially-trained ‘Covid dogs’ that may be able to detect coronavirus in humans, even before symptoms appear, are set to begin as part of new research. The trials will establish whether they could be used as a potential new non-invasive, early warning measure to detect coronavirus in the future. World-leading researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) will carry out the first phase of a trial in collaboration with the charity Medical Detection Dogs and…

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Dogs are being trained to sniff coronavirus at UK airports

Dogs are being trained to sniff coronavirus at UK airports

Six dogs are being assessed and trained to detect Covid-19 in passengers at UK airports once the lockdown measures are relaxed. Charity Medical Detection Dogs hopes the dogs will play a vital role in preventing further spread of the pandemic in future.  The six dogs, Norman, Digby, Storm, Star, Jasper and Asher are ready to be assessed to work on a project to train dogs to detect the virus, and their noses could pick up its scent in as little as 6 to 8…

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Prized French sniffer dog arrives in the UK for coronavirus sniffing trials

Prized French sniffer dog arrives in the UK for coronavirus sniffing trials

A Belgian shepherd from France trained in detecting molecules arrived in London today to conduct tests on whether she can smell the coronavirus, reports The Telegraph. Lauded as one of France’s most highly prized sniffer dogs, Ila, a six-year old Belgian shepherd dog, will go through trials in London to see if she can sniff out the coronavirus. Ila’s pet parent and trainer Sidi Drici, says he is confident that the sniffer dog’s “unique molecular” technique could help “save the planet”. la…

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