Sniffer Dogs Trained To Detect Coronavirus: Sniffer dogs are being given a special type of training in Thailand. By which he can detect coronavirus by smelling human sweat in few seconds. This method is being said to be up to 95 percent effective. Surprisingly, dogs can detect infection even in crowded areas. The head of the project has given this information. Six dogs took part in this six-month project.
For this, a spinning wheel was used and dogs were inhaled from the sweat of Corona patients. The project is led by Kevle Chatdarong, a veterinary faculty professor at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He said, ‘Dogs are taking only one to two seconds to detect the virus. In a few minutes, they are completing 60 samples. The researcher said that the dogs are able to detect the volatile organic compound, which is present in the sweat of the COVID patient.
Dogs detect even without symptoms
Dogs can detect the virus even when the patient does not have symptoms of the disease. The researcher said that dogs are not taken directly to humans and they are inhaled, but rather they are smeared with sweat samples, a task that is not too difficult for a country like Thailand. Apart from Thailand, this method of detecting infections from Thailand Sniffer Dogs has also been used in many other countries including Chile, Finland and India.
This method was also adopted in Germany
Earlier, a German veterinary clinic had said that their dogs were able to detect the virus from human saliva 94 percent effectively. Kewale further explained that, ‘Now the next step will be to send them (dogs) to the field. In the future, when we send them to airports and seaports, where passengers come from everywhere, they will be able to detect the virus more quickly and properly, these work temperature checking machines. Will be able to do better than that. Thailand is one of the countries in the world that has been successful in preventing the virus. Here a new wave of virus was seen in the first two months of the year, which has now been controlled.