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Dogs sniffing out COVID-19 in Hampton Roads may one day help stop the spread

Dogs sniffing out COVID-19 in Hampton Roads may one day help stop the spread

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — James Overton with American K-9 Interdiction trains dogs to detect explosives, drugs and bed bugs. But the COVID-19 virus? They apparently can do that, too. “I was extremely skeptical of it,” he said. Then the dogs proved him wrong. 10 On Your Side went to watch a training session at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth. Inside a large room, he had seven buckets set up with tubes attached. Inside each of the tubes was a sample taken from a cheek […]

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Alachua company training dogs to detect COVID-19

Alachua company training dogs to detect COVID-19

ALACHUA, Fla. (WCJB) – Frontline workers may soon be joined by four-legged co-workers. Pepe Dogs, also known as J & K Canine Academy Inc. in Alachua, currently has four dogs in training to detect COVID-19. “We always look at the opportunity that we have with dogs when something like this happens … and this pandemic has affected so many people, so many of my clients, and so many of the families around us that we felt there were something we could possibly do with the dogs,” said […]

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Florida’s new python-sniffing dog Truman bags 8-foot python, is confirmed to be a good boy

Florida's new python-sniffing dog Truman bags 8-foot python, is confirmed to be a good boy

Thursday, December 17, 2020 Posted By Matthew Moyer on Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 6:38 PM click image The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s new program to train dogs to sniff out Burmese pythons is a success! FWC recently started training a black Labrador, Truman, and a point setter dog called Eleanor to recognize a python’s particular scent. Truman and Eleanor are supposed to alert handlers when they […]

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