Dogs able to sniff coronavirus in human saliva, German study finds
Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, found the trained detection dogs in the study could determine the difference between saliva samples from COVID-19-infected patients and those who were negative for the disease.
“During the presentation of 1012 randomized samples, the dogs achieved an overall average detection rate of 94 percent,” the authors stated in the study.
The randomized controlled double-blinded trial involved eight detection dogs who were trained over one week to detect saliva or respiratory secretions of SARS-CoV-2-infected patients.
The sniffer dogs could differentiate between the samples of the saliva of infected and non-infected individuals with a fair degree of accuracy.
“One hundred fifty-seven correct indications of positive, 792 correct rejections of negative, …continued .
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