A charity says your experiment to see if dogs are able to detect a Corona virus is going “well”.
Six dogs have been trained by the “Medical Examination Dogs” charity in Milton Keynes, UK.
Claire Geist, founder and CEO of the association, said that dogs already show signs that they are able to smell the virus.
Previously, the association trained dogs to track the scent of malaria, cancer, and Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Gist said, “The study is going very well and the signs are all very promising, in fact, with positive results.” A piece of paper), she is incredibly skilled. ”
Norman, Digby, Storm, Star, and Asher dogs will be trained to track down the smell of viruses in sterile socks, womens hosiery and facial sleeves worn by the staff of the National Health Service of London.
The team expects to start arriving 3,200 samples next week, and scientists will work to determine if they can contain the virus and will instruct dogs to track positive samples and distinguish them from negative samples and alert trainers.
Dr. Gest said that the rescue dog Asher was doing “well” during training, knowing that he lived in seven different homes because of his excessive activity before he ended up in the doctor’s house.
“He learned, in advance, how to track malaria and Parkinson, and for this we knew that he would be qualified for this task,” he said. He continued to find the required smells during training without any error.
“He is advancing the rest of the dogs, just as the dog Storm is doing well, motivated by great enthusiasm and really enjoying his work.”
After an eight-week preliminary training, the successful dogs will proceed to the second stage to be tested in live situations.
It is hoped that the scope of the project will be expanded and dogs will be able to examine about 250 people per hour. It is possible that checks will include travelers at airports, and these dogs can also be used in testing centers.
Scientists from £ 500,000 in government funding are participating in the experiment, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Durham.
Dr. Gist started dog training for cancer in 2002 and established her charity in 2008.
A year later, her reddish-colored Daisy dog, trained to discover bladder and prostate cancer, began trying to touch her chest.
Doctors discovered that she was suffering from deep breast cancer so that it would be very difficult to detect if her dog had not alerted her.
“I know, based on my own experience, how smart these dogs are, that they are ready and ready to do the job and we are very optimistic that we can help fight the Corona virus,” she said.