Will sniffer dogs soon replace traditional testing?

Dogs are also effective for a PCR test to detect Covid-19 diseases. This is revealed by an unpublished study of its size, conducted by the AP-HP, associated with the National Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort, near Paris. This study was conducted from March 16, 2021 to April 9, 2021 to 335 people. In reality, the advantage of these dogs canifiers, unlike PCR, which can take several hours at the analyzer, is that the olfactory test is immediate. It only takes a few seconds for the dog to remove Covid-19 from a sick person.

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For this study, a dozen Malinois sheep must be trained before retaining a sweat-soaked compression, which was placed in two minutes under the asylum of the participants. In total, 97% of symptomatic cases were detected by dogs.

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Even when the viral load was low, these molosses were able to detect the virus. “What was initially feared was that dogs would be able to detect patients who are symptomatic, but not asymptomatic patients. But that was not the case,” said Professor Jean- Marc Tréluyer, head of study for AP-HP, at the Europe 1 microphone. “All patients who were found negative in nasal RT-PCR were found to be negative by dogs,” he added. .

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