Back to Top

Finland to deploy coronavirus-sniffing dogs at Helsinki Airport

panarmenian.net3 days ago
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Finland to deploy coronavirus-sniffing dogs at Helsinki Airport

September 23, 2020 - 17:27 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Dogs arrived at Finland’s Helsinki Airport on Tuesday, September 22 for their first day of work checking travelers for Covid-19 as part of a new pilot program which—if it’s as successful as preliminary research suggests—could present a widely employable method of coronavirus detection, Forbes reports.

Multiple studies have indicated that trained dogs are able to successfully discriminate between infected and non-infected human saliva or urine samples, with German researchers finding dogs could determine Covid-19 with 94% accuracy within a week of training.

The Helsinki Airport is now putting these findings to the test through a trial run with 16 canines who will deliver results within 10 seconds, Anna Hielm-Björkman, a researcher at the University of Helsinki who is gathering data on the trial, told The Washington Post.

Travelers who agree to the screening will swab their own necks to produce a sweat sample which will be passed to dogs thr...

Read full story


Temp {{currentData.temp}}℃
Wind {{currentData.wind}}km/h
Humidity {{currentData.humidity}}
  • Yerevan
  • Abovyan
  • Tsaghkadzor
  • Sevan
  • Gyumri
  • Ejmiatsin
  • Dilijan
  • Vanadzor
  • Ashtarak
7 Day Forecast

Exchange rates

Buy Sell
USD 482.5 487.5
EUR 560 570
RUR 6.2 6.38
more rates
Already available
Back to Top