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Dogs do their bit to beat the virus

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For several years, Medical Detection Dogs, based in Milton Keynes, has been harnessing the canine ability to detect disease in its earliest stages.

As well as aiding diagnosis of a number of cancers and identifying malaria and pseudomonas, common bacteria that can cause infections, the dogs have also been trained to detect Parkinson’s – as we reported in 2018 here.

And now trials to test whether the dogs can detect COVID-19 in humans, even before symptoms appear, are getting underway.

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