France trains dogs to detect the smell of COVID-19

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A Malinois dog looks on as it is taught to find a piece of fabric infected with coronavirus during a training session in Maison-Alfort, Paris.Image Credit: AFP

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A policeman teaches his dog to find a piece of fabric that was infected with COVID-19.Image Credit: AFP

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A group of dogs are trained in Maison-Alfort to detect the novel coronavirus, thanks to their sense of smell. The initiative is directed by the Professor on Veterinary Medicine, Dominique Grandjean.Image Credit: AFP

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A woman teaches her dog to find a piece of fabric that was infected with COVID-19.Image Credit: AFP

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A dog is taught to find a piece of fabric infected with COVID-19.Image Credit: AFP

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A woman teaches her dog to find a piece of fabric that was infected with COVID-19.Image Credit: AFP

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A policeman soaks pieces of fabric with samples of COVID-19 bacteria in order to prepare a training session for dogs to teach them to recognizee the smell of the COVID-19.Image Credit: AFP

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A policeman soaks pieces of fabric with samples of coronavirus in order to prepare a training session for dogs to teach them to recognizee the smell of the COVID-19.Image Credit: AFP

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A firefighter officer trains his dog to find a piece of tissue infected by COVID-19.Image Credit: AFP

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A gendarme officer trains his dog to find a piece of tissue infected by the COVID-19.Image Credit: AFP

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Dogs look on as they wait with their owner to take part in a training session to learn to detect COVID-19 by the smell.Image Credit: AFP

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A gendarme officer trains his dog to find a piece of tissue infected by the COVID-19.Image Credit: AFP