Dogs join fight against COVID-19 by learning how to detect the virus


A British charity which has successfully trained dogs to detect malaria is now attempting to train their canine sniffers to detect COVID-19.

Medical Detection Dogs, a charity in London, U.K. has partnered with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to initiate trials that will train dogs how to sniff out the coronavirus.

Dr. Claire Guest, the behavioural psychologist behind the charity, told CTV News she is confident in these canines’ ability to help combat the spread of the virus.

“We already train dogs in the past… absolutely no reason why a dog can’t detect the virus,” Guest said.