Headlines Video: Dogs Sniff Out COVID-19 After a Week of Training The study involved 8 canines from the German military. More Videos Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Video: Take a Tour of Four Muddy Paws in St. Louis Share Tweet Published 3 months ago on July 25, 2020 By PETS+ Staff A group of researchers taught dogs to reliably sniff our COVID-19 — and it only took a week. The study involved “eight specialised sniffer dogs” from the German military checking samples for the coronavirus. They were able to distinguish between samples from infected and non-infected individuals with an average sensitivity of 83 percent and a specificity of 96 percent. This was after only a week of training. The research was conducted by a team from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover in cooperation with the Bundeswehr, the Hannover Medical School and the University Medical-Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf. “This method could be employed in public areas such as airports, sport events, borders or other mass gatherings as an addition to laboratory testing, helping to prevent further spreading of the virus or outbreaks,” the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover stated. The study was published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases. Advertisement Watch the video: Related Topics:COVID-19Latest News TopVideo click to Comment(Comment) PETS+ Staff Since launching in 2017, PETS+ has won 16 major international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact PETS+'s editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Advertisement You may like Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Ask PETS+: Can You Ask Staff to Sign a COVID-19 Liability Waiver? Indie Pet Business Owners Share Highs and Lows of 2020 (So Far) Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Columns8 hours ago 5 Ways to Prepare Your Salon for the Holidays Trace's Store School10 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Press Releases21 hours ago EQyss Starts Producing Human and Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Trace's Store School10 hours ago Video: Trace’s Store School Covers Lessons Learned from COVID-19 America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School2 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales3 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns1 week ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns7 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Columns1 week ago 5 Consumer Behavior Trends Reshaping Holiday Shopping Candace D'Agnolo1 week ago Complete These 7 Important Tasks at Your Pet Business Before the End of 2020 Headlines7 days ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery3 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Pet Stores Behind the Pages1 week ago Podcast: Should You Carry Poop Bags Featuring the Faces of Donald Trump and Joe Biden?