Four-legged helpers: Bundeswehr-dogs Corona infections sniff out

service dogs of the German armed forces is to learn how to Sniff out a Coronavirus infection. The armed forces and the Foundation of the school of Veterinary me

Four-legged helpers: Bundeswehr-dogs Corona infections sniff out

service dogs of the German armed forces is to learn how to Sniff out a Coronavirus infection. The armed forces and the Foundation of the school of Veterinary medicine (TiHo) Hannover test this possibility in a project, the ten four-legged friend is the only service dog school of the Bundeswehr in the case of elm trees in the volcanic Eifel region to participate. Involved shepherd dogs, spaniels and retrievers, such as the service of the armed forces announced.

sniffer dogs are not able to perceive the molecular composition of an odor, only the use of explosives or drugs, but also various cancer diseases and the threat of low blood sugar of diabetics smell. On this basis, the idea for the Corona is a result of the project. "With a hit rate of about 80 percent of the researchers in the elm are well on the way to the success of the project to continue," said the middle of the forest lying a service dog school. In a few weeks for reliable results to be available.

until now, the dogs saliva to sniff samples of infected people, in which the viruses were chemically rendered harmless. After a successful completion of this test series, the next hurdle would be: I Sniff out even at active corona virus in human saliva? "This must take place under quite different conditions, finally, we need to be sure that no one can plug in to the highly infectious samples," said TiHo-doctoral student Paula Jendrny.

Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 23:19

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