U.S. researchers teach dogs to sniff out COVID-19

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    For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-10-13/U-S-researchers-teach-dogs-to-sniff-out-COVID-19-Uyi5fMkOYM/index.html U.S. researchers are training dogs to seek out people with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic by teaching them to smell the odor of an infected person. They hope to eventually dispatch specially trained K-9s to screening checkpoints at public places, like airports and schools, to help identify undiagnosed COVID-19 cases.

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