Dogs to be Trained to Detect COVID-19

As always, dogs are coming to our rescue.

BBC News reports that a UK charity named Medical Detection Dogs is working on training dogs to detect COVID-19 infections via their sense of smell. The organization has already successfully trained dogs to identify malaria, cancer, bacterial infections, and Parkinson’s Disease.

The organization expects the pooches to be ready for service in six weeks. It believes that this noninvasive, cuddly form of screening will be especially helpful in preventing “the re-emergence of the disease after we have brought the present epidemic under control.”

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