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Sniffer dogs could become a new ally in the coronavirus war by identifying infected people - before they show symptoms

Sniffer dogs could prove to be an unlikely weapon in the fight against Covid­-19. Experts believe that specially trained animals could help identify people carrying the deadly virus – even before they show symptoms – outside hospital A&Es or as they land at UK airports. Trained dogs are able to pick up chemicals called volatile organic compounds, which are linked to specific diseases, in samples of breath, urine and faeces. Read more....



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