The institution called Medical Detection Dogs said that dogs can learn to detect coronavirus after a 6-week training. Dogs that can detect cancer, Parkinson and low blood pressure by sniffing are thought to be available for COVID-19 soon.
It is very important to detect the new deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), which has spread to the whole world after it emerged from Wuhan, People’s Republic of China, causing 27,862 deaths. A large number of diagnostic kits are used, and as new rapid kits are being prepared for release, a statement has been made that dogs can detect coronavirus.
The institution, Medical Detection Dogs, has announced that animals can become vital in the fight against COVID-19. According to the statement, search dogs can help detect coronavirus symptoms after 6 weeks of training. Milton Keynes-based charity in England is working with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Durham University on the project.
Dogs are not infected or virus does not pass from dog to person:
“The dogs looking for COVID-19 will be trained in the same way as the dogs the charity has already trained to detect diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s and bacterial infections; The charity was sniffing the samples in the training room and pointing at when they found it. “The statement also emphasized that dogs can detect minor changes in skin temperature and therefore potentially tell if someone has a fever.
The CEO and co-founder of the institution, Dr. “We are confident that in principle, dogs can detect COVID-19. Now we are investigating how we can safely catch the smell of the virus from patients and how we can offer it to dogs,” said Claire Guest. Guest added that the method of using dogs will be fast and that the British National Health Service (NHS) will make limited test resources available only where it is really needed.
“Our previous studies have shown that dogs can detect odors from people with malaria infections to a certain extent above the World Health Organization’s diagnostic standards,” said Professor James Logan of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Noting that in COVID-19, as in other respiratory diseases, our body odor has changed, Logan said that the dogs have a very high chance of detecting it.
Finally, Logan ended his speech by saying, “This new diagnostic tool is in response to our short-term COVID-19, but it can revolutionize and be extremely effective especially in the coming months.”