Articles worth reading

DOH reports 239 Covid-related deaths on Feb. 20

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The Department of Health (DOH) has reported 504 new recoveries from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Saturday, bringing to 513,120 the total number of recoveries in the country, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. The DOH, in ...

BPOs assess skills of 40,000 repatriated OFWs 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

An official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has reported that the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry continues its hiring process for displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are now in the country, according to a...

Metro News

Photo Courtesy of lufthansa-cargo.com

Dogs can detect Covid 19

account_balanceMetro News account_circleNoah James chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

A German veterinary clinic has trained sniffer dogs to detect the novel coronavirus in human saliva samples with 94% accuracy, according to a report by Reuters.

The dogs are conditioned to scent out the "corona odour" that comes from cells in infected people, said Esther Schalke, a vet at Germany's armed forces school for service dogs.

Filou, a 3-year-old Belgian Shepherd, and Joe Cocker, a 1-year-old Cocker Spaniel, are two of the dogs being trained at Hanover's University of Veterinary Medicine.

Advertisement

"We did a study where we had dogs sniffing samples from COVID-positive patients and we can say that they have a 94% probability in our study ... that they can sniff them out," said Holger Volk, head of the veterinary clinic.

"So dogs can really sniff out people with infections and without infections, as well as asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID patients," he added.

Stephan Weil, premier of Lower Saxony, the state of which Hanover is the capital, said he was impressed with the study and called for a feasibility tests before the sniffer dogs are put to use in everyday life, such as on people attending concerts.

"We now need tests in selected events," Weil said.

In Finland, dogs trained to detect the novel coronavirus began sniffing passenger samples at Finland's Helsinki-Vantaa airport last September, in a pilot project alongside more usual testing at the airport.

Chile's Santiago international airport is also using canine detectors.

This article was originally published REUTERS.


date_rangeDate Published
3 weeks ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Pasay toughens health protocols 

account_balancePasay chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

A total of 1,714 individuals were issued citation tickets in violation of health protocols and curfew hours following Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano’s directive to the police to be on guard due to the spike of coronavirus (COVID-19) in th...

Photo Courtesy of Mayor Oscar Malapitan FB

Caloocan completes new crematorium 

account_balanceCaloocan chrome_reader_mode2 days ago

Tapos na ang konstruksyon ng bagong crematorium facility sa Sangandaan na proyekto ni Mayor Oca Malapitan. Noong Biyernes ay nagsagawa na ng inspeksyon sa pasilidad ang mga kinatawan ng Department of Health at inaantay na lamang na maging aprubado i...

Go pushes food security 

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode3 days ago

Senator Christopher "Bong" Go on Monday called on the government "to swiftly address" the help the marginalized sector needs by addressing food security as the country continues to grapple with the prevailing health crisis and oth...

The struggles in 2020 of the casino industry in the Philippines

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode5 months ago

Do you want to learn more about the challenges and predictions for the gambling industry in the Philippines? Find all answers in this article!

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature