COVID-19 sniffing dogs being deployed in Massachusetts | TheHill

COVID-19 sniffing dogs being deployed in Massachusetts Starting today, a Massachusetts county will be turning to dogs to help fight COVID-19. The Bristol County Sheriff’s office is adding a team of COVID-19 sniffing dogs to its force, a first for the country, CBS 4 WBZ reports. The K-9s have been specifically trained to detect the coronavirus, which has a certain scent, in a way that mirrors how they sniff out drugs or bombs, the outlet notes. ADVERTISEMENT “It’s best to think of it as a decontamination tool,” Bristol County Capt. Paul Douglas told WBZ. “The dogs can detect the COVID odor on a counter or table if it was recently touched by a COVID-positive individual, or even detect the odor on a tissue used by someone with COVID.”

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