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Feb 13, 2021

Humanity’s Best Friend: How Dogs Could Be Our Next Allies in the Fight Against COVID-19

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Dogs’ Highly Evolved Noses Can Rapidly Detect the SARS-CoV-2 Virus For some 15000 years, dogs have been our hunting partners, workmates, helpers and companions. Could they also be our next allies in the fight against COVID-19? According to UC Santa Barbara professor emeritus Tommy Dickey and his collaborator, BioScent researcher Heather Junqueira, they can. And with a review paper published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine they have added to a small but growing consensus that trained medical scent dogs can effectively be used for screening individuals who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

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