Thailand´s Chulalongkorn University trains dogs to sniff out Covid-19
Bangkok, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Thai sniffer dogs trained to detect Covid-19 in human sweat proved nearly 95% accurate during training and could be used to identify coronavirus infections at busy transport hubs within seconds, Kaywalee Chatdarong, Chulalongkorn University professor, said.
Six Labrador Retrievers participated in a six-month project that included unleashing them to test an infected patient's sweat on a spinning wheel of six canned vessels.
Researchers are now managing with health authorities to bet on these sniffer dogs in ports, airports and other crowded sites.
Chile, Finland and India are other countries that have also launched efforts to get sniffer dogs to detect the virus, with a German veterinary clinic saying last month its sniffer dogs had achieved 94% detection accuracy in human saliva.
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