A study out of Germany says that canines are able to sniff out positive COVID-19 patients with a 94% success rate.
The pups' powerful noses are able to detect the novel coronavirus in saliva of patients without contracting the virus themselves, the study says.
This encouraging news means those tested can receive results within minutes, as opposed to waiting five to fifteen days for results.
Dr. Carlene Taylor, an animal instructor at the University of North Florida, explains that if the dogs can move forward as official screeners, they may be able to detect asymptomatic patients.
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