British researchers hope dogs can sniff out COVID-19 in new kind of test

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is working with specially trained dogs to develop a new kind of coronavirus test – one that doesn't require a swab, just a sniff.

News 12 Staff

Apr 18, 2020, 8:41 PM

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A team of British researchers are hoping to use dogs to help detect COVID-19 in humans.
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is working with specially trained dogs to develop a new kind of coronavirus test – one that doesn't require a swab, just a sniff.
The organization recently discovered canines can detect malaria infections in humans through their keen sense of smell, and they're investigating whether the same is true for coronavirus.
 


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