Massachusetts police department introduces nation's 1st COVID-sniffing K-9's

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MASSACHUSETTS -- Two dogs successful Massachusetts are present the nation's archetypal K-9's trained successful COVID detection.

The 9-month-old Labradors are stepsiblings and enactment for the Bristol County Sheriff's Office.

Experts accidental the dogs are truthful precocious successful their grooming that they tin adjacent prime up connected antithetic strains, including the much contagious Delta variant.

They tin besides odor the microorganism connected a aboveground that was precocious touched by a COVID affirmative person.

"Our grooming method for grooming the COVID is the aforesaid if we were grooming for firearms, explosives oregon narcotics oregon immoderate benignant of scent work," said K-9 Capt. Paul Douglass of the Bristol County Sheriff's Office.

Experts accidental the dogs were trained by utilizing masks worn by COVID affirmative patients.

They accidental the masks were enactment nether an ultraviolet strategy to termination the contagious information of the virus.

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