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The expansion of the coronavirus has put the focus on airports. In each country apply different methods to stop the entry of Covid-19 through tourists.

The newest is the one they are already using at Helsinki airport, thanks to two dogs that detect the virus in seven minutes and without the need for symptoms, as reported Yle.

Upon landing at the airport, they catch a sweat sign of each passenger and this is analyzed by the animal.

After giving positive in their analysis, a medical PCR test To confirm.

Finavia, the airline responsible for the measure, has ensured that this method is 100% effective, as has been verified by the Veterinary Department of the University of Helsinki. Other French and German studies have determined its effectiveness between 94 and 95%.

These two dogs have been trained in WiseNose, the work carried out by this center, which is training 10 more animals.

Has been the first airport in the country to do so, and one of the first in the entire world.

“This research has exceeded all our expectations. Dogs and other animals have been able to detect diseases such as cancer in the past, but we have been surprised how much easier it is for them to detect coronavirus, “confessed Anna Hielm-Björkman, one of the researchers on the project.



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