Sniffer Dogs Can Detect COVID-19 Infections

Sniffer dog

Sniffer dog. Photo: lunasol97 / Pixabay.

BANGKOK, March 17 (TNA) – Chulalongkorn University said it successfully trained six sniffer dogs to detect the people who have COVID-19 with the high accuracy rate of 95%.

Prof Kaywalee Chatdarong, deputy dean for research and innovation at the university’s Faculty of Veterinary, said the sniffer dogs were trained to detect the people who had COVID-19 but no symptoms. The dogs would be deployed at Suvarnabhumi airport to support COVID-19 screening procedures including body temperature measurement which could detect only COVID-19 cases with a symptom.

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