Dog Detectives Sniff Out COVID-19

Feb 16, 2021

Dog in training to detect COVID-19
Credit Margi Rentis / Florida International University

Researchers at Florida International University (FIU) have a new tool in the COVID-19 test kit.  And this one has four legs.  Dog detectives have been trained to sniff out COVID-19 odors on surfaces in classrooms, office buildings, libraries and more.  Scientists got the idea from a project that trained agri-dogs to detect a deadly virus that was killing avocado trees in Florida.  Dr. DeEtta Mills, director of the FIU International Forensic Research Institute, talks with KSFR about the program.