Can dogs accurately detect COVID-19?

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic persists worldwide, scientists have turned their attention to identifying better and faster methods to detect the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In a new PLOS ONE study, researchers evaluate the accuracy of using dogs to smell and identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in infected and non-infected … Read more

Dogs can detect SARS-CoV-2 from an individual’s sweat

In a recent study published in the Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID) Journalresearchers reported that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) could be detected by canine olfaction. Overall, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in more than 520 million cases and over 6.26 million deaths to date. As a result, different screening methods … Read more