UK researchers hope dogs can be trained to detect coronavirus

Posted by on May 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Categories: Global Stories

£500,000 government funding for project that ‘could revolutionise’ screening

Dogs are to be trained to try to sniff out the coronavirus before symptoms appear in humans, under trials launched with £500,000 of government funding.

Dogs have already been successfully trained to detect the odour of certain cancers, malaria and Parkinson’s disease, and a new study will look at whether labradors and cocker spaniels can be trained to detect Covid-19 in people.

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