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Thailand´s Chulalongkorn University Trains Dogs to Sniff out Covid-19

Bangkok, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Thai sniffer dogs trained to detect Covid-19 in human sweat proved nearly 95% accurate during training and could be used to identify coronavirus infections at busy transport hubs within seconds, Kaywalee Chatdarong, Chulalongkorn University professor, said.

Six Labrador Retrievers participated in a six-month project that included unleashing them to test an infected patient’s sweat on a spinning wheel of six canned vessels.

Researchers are now managing with health authorities to bet on these sniffer dogs in ports, airports and other crowded sites.

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Associate Professor Dr. Suchana Chavanich Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University