Coronavirus: Belgian shepherd dogs trained to sniff out Covid-19 score top marks in armpit odour tests

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Dogs may be able to sniff out Covid-19 in infected patients, according to a new study by French scientists.The researchers, from the National Veterinary School in Alfort, challenged eight Belgian Malinois shepherd dogs to identify coronavirus patients from odour samples taken from the armpits of more than 360 subjects, both healthy and suffering from Covid-19.The dogs’ success rate varied from 83 to 100 per cent, according to a paper published on Friday on Biorxiv.org, a preprint website that…