Dogs can better detect Covid in humans than lateral flow tests, finds study

Posted by on May 20, 2021 6:20 am
Categories: Global Stories

French trial shows dogs were able to detect presence of coronavirus with 97% accuracy

Dogs are better at detecting Covid-19 in humans than many fast lateral flow tests (LFTs), according to a French study which could see canines more widely deployed for mass virus screening in crowded places including airports.

The trial, conducted in March and April by France’s national veterinary school and the clinical research unit of Paris’s Necker-Cochin hospital, showed dogs were able to detect the presence of the virus with 97% accuracy.

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