Dogs are being trained to find the coronavirus by smelling people in public spaces – Business Insider – Business Insider

From France to the United Kingdom to Chile, police and cognitive-behavioral researchers are racing to see if dogs can smell people infected with the coronavirus in crowded public spaces.

“It seems that the same sort of process that occurs in cancer detection dogs, or bomb detection dogs, or any other type of detecting dog may apply here too,” Dr. Brian Hare, author of “Survival of the Friendliest” and professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, and Psychology, and Neuroscience at Duke University, told Insider. 

Here’s the science behind how bio-detector dogs sniff out diseases and get trained to keep us safe.