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The purpose of this research is to explore if scent-trained canines are an effective way to screen for SARS-CoV-2, specifically, in high traffic areas. This method is being explored due to the canine's remarkable olfactory capabilities to identify individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2. This project provides a comprehensive review of past and ongoing research on canine scent detection for COVID-19 screening. The review synthesizes data from existing studies to assess the viability and reliability of this approach. Two research studies that determined the canines detection susceptibility and accuracy will be examined. The general mechanism used for training the canines included the researchers isolated a volatile organic compound found in COVID-19 to train the dogs to detect. Then trainers worked with the dogs to detect this specific scent. At this point, researchers began testing and validating results.

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Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Can Dogs Sniff Out COVID-19? A Review of Canine Scent Detection



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