Dogs to detect Covid-19


Dogs, human’s best friend,  could be used to detect global pandemic Covid-19, according to Medical Detection Dogs, a charity in the UK. Dogs to detect Covid-19

Quoting the non-profit, Mothership, a Singaporean online news portal yesterday reported that dogs could sus out the odour of different diseases accurately. 

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Every disease has supposed to have its own certain odour. And the charity has spent years understanding the science behind dogs’ sense of smell and belives that dogs have the ability to detect accurately the smell of disease. 

Based on the previous experiences, the non-profit said, only six weeks of training is required for the dogs to play the role. 

The charity announced that partnering with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Durham University,
it has started preparations to intensively train dogs. 

The dog will be ready within 6 weeks to help ensure a rapid, non-invasive diagnosis towards the battle against SARS-CoV-2.  

Earlier, Medical Detection Dogs, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Durham University had been successful to find out cancers, Parkinson’s disease, malaria, and bacterial infections.

Once trained the dogs, they will spot anyone infected with the virus,
even asymptomatic patients in a fast, effective and non-invasive way to save testing kits that National Health Service has. 

Dogs could detect whether one has a fever or not as they can realise the temperature change in human skin. 
Dogs to detect Covid-19  

After the research and training being successful, dogs might help detect patients in airports and public places which would be a great achievement in the fight against Covid-19.