Police doggos in Chile are now being trained to detect coronavirus in humans. They hope that these dogs will help facilitate the activities once their public spaces like malls, bus terminals, airports, sports centers, and many more will open this fall.
– Four police dogs in Chile are being trained to detect coronavirus in humans.
– The police force hopes to test it out once they reopen public places this fall.
– A university professor and veterinary epidemiologist noted that…
The doggos are expected to complete their training by September and they will soon be deployed to the above-mentioned areas. There are four doggos in training as of now. The doggos are three Golden Retrievers and one Labrador. The police are working with university professor and veterinary epidemiologist Fernando Mardones to make the training successful.
Mardones noted that coronavirus has no specific smell but the sweat of the patients might help for the virus to be recognizable to doggos. Mardones further revealed, “A body that contracts Covid-19 generates volatile organic compounds. A sample is taken from a person in the early stages of the infection. A gauze is left for about 15 minutes on an individual’s underarm. That’s the sample we store and use to train the dogs with.”
Read more of the informative scoop by Tatiana Arias and Cristopher Ulloa here – https://edition.cnn.com/