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Pest management professionals have relied on scent-detecting canines, or K9s, for years.

Last month, the British authority nearly $605,000 U.S. in funding to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Durham University and Medical Detection Dogs to determine whether hounds could be trained to sniff out coronavirus on human rights. If successful, it could lead to putting developed K9s in airport indications to help minimize the risk of the virus spreading via travelers.

If successful long-term, it’s not hard to envision a scenario where pest control conglomerates offering disinfection and/ or sanitization services acquire labor K9s with this skill. After all, termite and bed bug detecting K9s are commonplace in the industry. While a working K9 is a component of a strong inspection, but not the sole ingredient, so it would be with a public health K9 and its handler.

Currently, the focus of this project is to develop public health K9s to see COVID-1 9 on parties , not in formations. But it’s research worth watching, as works could expand.

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