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Dogs trained to sniff Covid-19 in sweat samples

Researchers in Australia have begun training dogs to detect Covid-19.

A total of 14 dogs are being trained as part of a study to see if they can be used in the screening process for visitors entering the country.

Previous studies have revealed that dogs can detect volatile organic compounds which are produced from viral infections.

Currently, sweat samples from infected people are being used to test the accuracy of the dogs when detecting Covid-19.


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