Covid Sniffing Dogs

Just saw a CBS news piece on this. "According to the pilot study published Thursday in BMC Infectious Diseases by the University Veterinary Medicine Hannover, eight dogs from Germany's armed forces trained for just five days before they could identify the virus in humans. They sniffed the saliva of more than 1,000 people, both healthy and infected, identifying the coronavirus with a 94% success rate."

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  • MCDMCD
    edited July 25

    I remember seeing a news report a few years ago about a cat in -- I think it was -- Rhode Island that could predict the death of nursing home residents. The cat would perch on the bed of the person who was soon to die. That's one cat that you did not want to have visit you!

  • Eesh! 🐱🐱🐱

    I'm just picturing dogs in schools and airports. Kind of a change from the bomb sniffing ones. Tried finding accuracy rates for various fast result tests and couldn't find one with as high a rate as 94%.

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