Some dogs can spot cancer or Parkinson’s disease, so why not Covid-19 coronavirus. In Corsica, in Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud) an experiment is in any case in progress. “Today is not an ordinary day, because we are not used to going out of the barracks to get a virus“explains a Ajaccio firefighter dog handler. His four-legged friend is generally used to search for people after a building collapse.
“It has not been proven that dogs can smell Covid, what remains to be proven is that the Covid molecule has a special odor.” So, we must first get dogs used to this potential smell, by sniffing the sweat of people infected with the new coronavirus. This experiment should still last several weeks, but the first attempts seem to be bearing fruit.