Coronavirus: Trial begins to see if dogs can ‘sniff out’ virus

dogs

The Muslim Times has the best collection of articles for the war against Covid 19, especially the vaccines.

Source: BBC

A UK trial to see whether specialist medical sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus in humans is set to begin.

The dogs are already trained to detect odours of certain cancers, malaria and Parkinson’s disease by the charity Medical Detection Dogs.

The first phase of the trial will be led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, along with the charity and Durham University.

It has been backed with £500,000 of government funding.

Innovation minister Lord Bethell said he hoped the dogs could provide “speedy results” as part of the government’s wider testing strategy.

The trial will explore whether the “Covid dogs” – made up of Labradors and cocker spaniels – can spot the virus in humans from odour samples before symptoms appear.

It will establish whether so-called bio-detection dogs, which could each screen up to 250 people per hour, could be used as a new early warning measure to detect Covid-19 in the future.

The first phase will involve NHS staff in London hospitals collecting odour samples from those infected with coronavirus and those who are uninfected.

Samples of breath and body odour could come from a number of sources, including used face masks.

Six dogs – Norman, Digby, Storm, Star, Jasper and Asher – will then go through training to identify the virus from the samples.

The charity said the training could take as little as six to eight weeks.

Read further

The best of the Muslim Times’ collection for war against Covid 19:

In this day and age, understanding bacteria and viruses and developing vaccines are national security issues. In my view sizable part of every country’s defense budget should be spent in these pursuits rather than making tanks and other weapons.

There are believers in the discovery reported today and then there are the critics:

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says more than 30 countries have asked Japan for favipiravir (Avigan) to fight Covid 19

For the latest news about drugs and vaccines’ trials please go to: Pharmaceutical-Technology

Kaiser Permanente launches first coronavirus vaccine trial

Corona Fear’s Cure: Chanting from the Bible and the Quran

Can You Chant from the Bible or the Quran to Bliss and Happiness?

Japanese flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus, says China

Synthetic antibodies might offer a quick coronavirus treatment

The Four Possible Timelines for Life Returning to Normal

The Muslim Times Recommending Universal BCG Vaccination to Fight the Pandemic

Coronavirus: TB Vaccination Trial Started in Melbourne, Australia

The Muslim Times has the best collections in the war against Covid 19 as we are collecting from all the established sources

All of humanity are intimate neighbors: Coronavirus proves it once again

Praise be to God for the Miracle of Our Immune System

USA: 15-minute coronavirus test is here

Does the Ordinary Soap Kill Coronavirus?

Here’s a list of disinfectants you can use against coronavirus

For the number of cases and epidemiology in each country go to: WorldOMeters

 

Categories: Health

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.