COVID-19: Super-sniffer dogs detect virus ‘with 94% accuracy’

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    New research suggests bio-detection dogs can smell if someone is infected with COVID-19 with an accuracy rate of up to 94%.

    The study found the canines are able to detect the virus in people who don’t show any symptoms.

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