Sweat samples were taken from the armpits of 97 people who tested positive for Kovid-19 and 82 people whose test results were negative by researchers in France and Lebanon.
In the study, 14 dogs who are experts in search and rescue with bomb and colon cancer detection, were trained using some of the sweat samples.
Since it is not known whether the patients with sweat samples used prohibited substances or not, dogs used in drug search were not included in the study.
Experiments with trained dogs achieved a 76 percent to 100 percent success rate, two dogs specialized in detecting colon cancer achieved 100 percent success in 68 tests.
Dogs also reacted to the sweat samples of 2 people whose test results were negative. Re-tests on these people revealed that they are Kovid-19.
Details of the study have been published in the journal PLOS One.
“Dogs can do better”