Sniffer dogs trained in Switzerland to detect Covid-19
According to media reports on Wednesday, researchers in Switzerland have embarked on a training trial to determine whether or not sniffer dogs can detect individuals infected with Covid-19.
For four weeks, dogs have been trained by Geneva University researchers by exposing them to samples of both healthy and sick individuals, after which they'd go through sweat-sniffing test to see if they can identify infected people.
However, the study is a collaboration between HUG, the Swiss Army and UN Department of Safety and Security and it is expected to have a final result in March.
Nevertheless, results from Germany, France and some other countries have shown that trained sniffer dogs would be able to recognize people with Covid-19 infections.