In Bangkok research embarks on new mediums to detect deadly contagion, coronavirus. Thai sniffer dogs are set to train to detect COVID-19 in human sweat. The training is made when research approved 95% accuracy to identify coronavirus infections at busy transport hubs within seconds, it is witnessed by the head of a pilot project. Research Approves Thai Sniffer Dog’s 95% Accuracy in Detecting Covid from Human Sweat.
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Six Labrador Retrievers participated in a six-month project that included unbridling them to test an infected patient’s sweat on a spinning wheel of six canned vessels. Professor Kaywalee Chatdarong, the leader of the project at the veterinary faculty of Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University, told Reuters.
More successful #COVID19-detection dogs, this time in Thailand.
I hope we see more of this.
— Isaac Bogoch (@BogochIsaac) March 17, 2021
“The dogs take only one to two seconds to detect the virus. Within a minute, they will manage to go through 60 samples. The dogs can detect a volatile organic compound secreted in the sweat of COVID-19 sufferers, even in the absence of disease symptoms. The dogs would not need to directly sniff people but could screen samples of sweat, a task that should not be difficult in a tropical country such as Thailand. “The next step is we will put them out in the field. In the future, when we send them to airports or ports, where there is an influx of commuters, they will be much faster and more precise in detecting the virus than temperature checks.”
Research Approves Thai Sniffer Dog’s 95% Accuracy in Detecting Covid from Human Sweat
Chile, Finland, and India are other countries that have also jumped on the bandwagon to make efforts to get sniffer dogs to detect the virus.
According to the German veterinary clinic,
“Last month its sniffer dogs had achieved 94% detection accuracy in human saliva.”
The southeast Asian nation has also commenced vaccinating frontline health workers and anticipates finding a way to resume the tourism industry. Moreover, the pandemic has brutally damaged the economy of tourism-dependent countries.