A German clinic has trained dogs to sniff out the coronavirus – with 94% accuracy.
Veterinary researchers say infected people have a distinctive ‘coronavirus odor’ in their cells that dogs can detect, even in patients that are asymptomatic.
"It took just a week to actually get them to scent the COVID patients."
Prof Holger Volk explains how his team in Germany trained sniffer dogs to detect #COVID19 in human saliva with 94% accuracy – including in asymptomatic patients.
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The dogs have already been put to work at airports around the world, and are even sniffing out Miami Heat fans at American Airlines Arena.
Should virus-sniffing dogs be put to use elsewhere?