Use Sniffer Dogs to Detect C19 Fast and Efficiently

A woman whose husband had Parkinson's Disease noticed that other people affected by Parkinson's emitted a smell similar to that of her husband. Tests showed she was capable of detecting early signs of the disease to assist their medical treatment.

Dogs have nasal sensitivity some 1,000 times as powerful as humans. Dogs are used routinely at Customs to prevent drug smuggling and reach a high performance of detection, rapidly and accurately.

Dogs could be trained to detect Coronavirus by familiarising them with the odour from those with the condition and incentivising them with rewards for finding any others.

Why the contribution is important

The test screening process would be much faster and easier to manage than taking swabs for laboratory assessment.

by Adam on May 11, 2020 at 08:51PM

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  • Posted by happyjolucky May 11, 2020 at 21:17

    This is already happening - I heard about it on the BBC world service. I think it's an English university research team that's trialling it, and if it works out then it could be introduced at places like airports and train stations I guess.
  • Posted by DawnSilver May 11, 2020 at 21:45

    Really great idea, dogs are very intelligent. This could be very beneficial.
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