Dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19 in humans

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“Scientists are training dogs to identify COVID-19 by following their noses.

A new program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is putting noses to the grindstone for disease detection. Researchers are working with dogs to see if the canines’ superior sniffers can help with early detection of COVID-19 in humans. 

Dogs that can pinpoint the scent of COVID-19 could identify infection in people who are asymptomatic, and could play a valuable role in disease response as people return to work and social-distancing restrictions are relaxed, Penn Vet representatives said in a statement.”

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