Oslo is an exceptional dog. Its usual mission: to detect explosives. Today, a new challenge awaits him, he must screen for coronavirus. Some dogs are already flushing out cancer or diabetes, with a 98% success rate, so why not the coronavirus? A real bet for the veterinarian and firefighter Domique Greandjean.
« We have a specific marking on the samples taken from Covid positive patients. This is the big news of the day. In other words, the sweat of these patients has a different smell for dogs, and therefore a specific smell compared to that of those who are not sick.« specifies the professor. The veterinary school of Maisons-Alfort (Val-de-Marne) has therefore just launched a study, with the Bégin hospital in Saint-Mandé.
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