Helsinki Airport Is Using Dogs To Sniff Out Coronavirus



There’s a good possibility that our canine friends may be the ones who save humanity from the global pandemic. Dogs are now being professionally trained to sniff out COVID-19, and it turns out that their results are faster than laboratory testing. Research has shown that dogs are able to smell coronavirus with almost 100% accuracy. Researchers at the Veterinary Facility at the University of Helsinki in Finland conducted a study that revealed that dogs can detect the virus even before symptoms have begun to show, which is impossible with laboratory testing. The test doesn’t even require contact with the dogs. All the subject has to do is swipe their skin with a disposable wipe and place it in a jar. The jar is then opened for the dog to sniff and the dogs take on average 10 seconds to yield a result. There’s no word on whether the trained dogs will be used on a global scale.