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The ability for dogs to use their hypersensitive sense of smell to detect coronavirus in seconds may be used to fight the virus.

Dr. Claire Guest of Medical Detection Dogs, a charity that trains dogs to sniff out serious illnesses like cancer, says dogs could easily be trained to sniff out COVID-19 and screen travelers.

Guest mentions that MDD is currently working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to test whether the dogs can be re-trained in the next six weeks to provide a rapid, non-invasive diagnosis of the coronavirus.

It would be a matter of having a patient for the pups to sniff so they retain the signature scent of the virus. We’ll know in weeks if this works!

Source: Daily Mail