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Sniffer dogs show 88% accuracy in detecting Covid: UK study

The Free Press Journal | 25/05/2021 09:24 AM | Click to read full article

Sniffer dogs can help prevent the spread of Coronavirus by detecting SARS. While even the quickest Covid tests take 15 minutes to show a result, the dogs can sniff out the disease in seconds. This means that two dogs can together screen 300 people in half an hour, researchers said.

The dogs were able to sniff out the disease even when it was caused by different variants, and when the person had no symptoms or only had very low levels of the virus in their system.