Reuters HANNIBAL HANSCHKE
A veterinary clinic in Germany trained police dogs to detect the Corona virus in human saliva samples with an accuracy of 94%.
Esther Schalke, who works at a veterinary dog training center of the German armed forces, said that dogs first get used to the “smell of corona” that comes from the cells of those infected with the virus before they begin their mission.
For his part, the head of the veterinary clinic Holger Falk said: “We conducted a study in which we made dogs smell samples from people with Corona, and we can say that the success rate in our study is 94 percent.”
Last September, Finland began training dogs to monitor the Corona virus in samples taken from travelers at Helsinki Airport, as part of a pilot project, in addition to the usual examination procedures at the airport.
In Chile, Santiago International Airport also uses dogs for screening operations.