In the United Kingdom, airport doggos are being tested if they could detect the deadly Coronavirus in travelers. The test is to see whether these airport doggos can detect it even before the symptoms on a person appear.
– In the United Kingdom, airport doggos are being trained to sniff out coronavirus.
– Three teams are working with six doggos.
– They are letting these dogs sniff out masks and nylon socks worn by…
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine started working with Medical Detection Dogs and the Durham University. The researchers said that respiratory diseases chance the odor of a person so this could be used for trained doggos to pick up the shift in smell of one who has Coronavirus. The first team of doggos is composed of Labradors and cocker spaniels. There are only six of them for the first batch and they are referred to as “The Super Six.” Basically, these doggos will be sniffing the face masks that are worn by Coronavirus positive patients for hours. The study also let the patients wear nylon socks so doggos can pick up that smell, too.
The researchers hope that these six dogs will be placed in airports of key entry points. Each doggo has the potential to screen around 250 people per hour. If this will become successful, passengers who have the disease can be isolated immediately from the community.
Read the interesting story by Samantha Tapfumaneyi and Francesca Street at – https://edition.cnn.com/