A Covid-19 detector dog sniffs for a sample in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Reuters A Covid-19 detector dog sniffs for a sample in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Reuters
A Covid-19 detector dog sniffs for a sample in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Reuters
Susan Hazel
Opinion

Opinion

Susan Hazel and Anne-Lise Chaber

Sniffing out the coronavirus: how dogs are helping in the fight against Covid-19

  • These detector dogs are trained using sweat samples from people infected with Covid-19
  • When introduced to a line of sweat samples, most canines can detect a positive one from a line of negative ones with 100 per cent accuracy

A Covid-19 detector dog sniffs for a sample in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Reuters A Covid-19 detector dog sniffs for a sample in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Reuters
A Covid-19 detector dog sniffs for a sample in Santiago, Chile. Photo: Reuters
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Susan Hazel

Susan Hazel

Susan Hazel is a Senior Lecturer at School of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Adelaide.

Anne-Lise Chaber

Anne-Lise Chaber

Anne-Lise Chaber is a One Health Lecturer at School of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Adelaide.