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In the armies of Israel and Britain, service dogs are trying to teach how to identify patients with coronavirus by smell

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In the armies of Israel and Britain, service dogs are trying to teach how to identify patients with coronavirus by smell

The Israeli and British armies decided to train service dogs to identify people infected with coronavirus infection. In Israel, a special unit of military dog ​​handlers "Okets" is used for these purposes.


In the plot of the 13th channel of the Israeli TV, they reported that at this stage experimental animal training is being conducted. It is noted that dogs are trying to teach the distinguishing odors that the body of a person infected with COVID-19 can secrete. First of all, we can talk about discharge from the nasopharynx, the characteristic smell of which the dog could catch without risking its own health.

Military dog ​​handlers of Israel and Britain rely on the fact that service dogs, thanks to their excellent scent, are able to catch the smells characteristic of a number of oncological diseases, as well as malaria.

The results of such experiments have not yet been reported.

Meanwhile, statistics on morbidity in Israel and the United Kingdom suggests that the number of infected cases continues to grow.

Britain is ranked 19th in the world in terms of the number of COVID-8 infections with an indicator of 22141 people. Deaths - 1415. In Israel, a new type of coronavirus infection and the deaths from it are significantly less: 4695 and 16, respectively. However, the population of Israel is much less than the population of the United Kingdom.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 31 March 2020 06: 49 New
    +2
    This is what place the sick smell emit? ...
    As in the joke:
    “Why is so much toilet paper bought during the coronovirus epidemic?”
    - Because one coughs, and seven get smoothed!)))
    1. svp67
      svp67 31 March 2020 07: 25 New
      +2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      This is what place the sick smell emit? ...

      To everyone ... a person, like any living being, is capable of doing this with his whole body. Immediately another thing is interesting, the same CorVi19 has different degrees of severity of the disease and will the dog be able to distinguish the smell of a "mild form" from SARS? Or we will "knit" everyone, because in this situation it is better to over ... than under ...
      In general, if the experiments are successful, then the prospects are interesting. It will be possible to install laser gas analyzers and scan certain areas of the terrain, identifying "suspicious"
      1. Professor
        Professor 31 March 2020 07: 39 New
        +7
        Quote: svp67
        In general, if the experiments turn out to be successful, then the prospects are interesting.

        Cancer sick dogs have already been taught to recognize. So, they decided to conduct this experiment from scratch.

        This is not the first time that the perfect scent of dogs has been used to recognize a disease: previous studies have shown that bloodhounds can smell diseases such as cancer or malaria.

        In Israel, a new type of coronavirus infection and deaths from it are significantly less: 4695 and 16, respectively.

        Information about the dead
        1. Arye Even, 88 years old, Jerusalem. Coronavirus disease was complicated by a number of chronic diseases.
        2. Malka Keva, 67 years old, Holon. She suffered from a severe chronic disease.
        3. Moshe Orenstein, 87 years old, Jerusalem. He suffered from a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes.
        4. Moshe Hillel is 76 years old, Yehud. He suffered a serious chronic disease.
        5. A man, 87 years old, Bnei Brak, who suffered from severe heart disease.
        6. Woman, 91 years old, Holon.
        7. Man, 83 years old, Bnei Brak.
        8. An elderly man (the exact age has not been published). Jerusalem.
        9. Abraham Arush, 93 years old, Beersheba.
        10. Woman, 76 years old, Petah Tikva.
        11. Man, 73 years old, Haifa. Suffered from a number of chronic diseases.
        12. Male, 80 years old, Holon.
        13. Mordechai Ben Michael, 92 years old, Jerusalem.
        14. Woman, 94 years old, Bnei Brak.
        15. Rosa Sharman Arbel, 84 years old, Jerusalem.
        16. A man, 58 years old, Holon. Suffered from another serious illness.
        An 82-year-old Israeli died in Italy.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 31 March 2020 10: 44 New
          0
          16 have so far died at 4695 sick?
          Is it even real without a developed medicine? belay
          In the same USA, with 4564 cases of the sick today, 214 people died (today)
          1. surfdude
            surfdude 31 March 2020 10: 49 New
            0
            This is real with strict quarantine.
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 31 March 2020 10: 50 New
              +1
              Quote: surfdude
              This is real with strict quarantine.

              Quarantine reduces the rate of infection.
              And the conversation is not about the speed of spread, but about the effectiveness of treatment.
          2. Professor
            Professor 31 March 2020 12: 02 New
            +1
            Quote: Shurik70
            16 have so far died at 4695 sick?
            Is it even real without a developed medicine? belay
            In the same USA, with 4564 cases of the sick today, 214 people died (today)

            18 at 4831 ... Israeli medicine.
            1. Liam
              Liam 31 March 2020 12: 09 New
              +2
              Quality is quality. But the matter is in numbers. If you (God forbid) would have 4.000 new patients a day, then 18 would not be limited. If there are 100 places in intensive care and 200 are needed, then 100 will die, regardless of quality. How many die out of 100 who have enough space, there already yes, depends on the quality of medicine
              1. dauria
                dauria 31 March 2020 12: 28 New
                +4
                If there are 100 places in intensive care and 200 needy, then 100 will die, regardless of quality


                Yesterday there was an excellent report about the measures of the Jews. Don't go out, don't ride, don't get ready. Brewed !!! synagogue doors where they wanted to continue praying. The fine is instant - right in the police car they print out the receipt and fifteen hundred dollars (in shekels) be so kind. Orthodox for the meeting under white ruchenki and in jail. And those screaming "Nazis" !!!!.
                No, the Jews will be fine.
                1. Liam
                  Liam 31 March 2020 12: 46 New
                  +1
                  And here, Jews / non-Jews. These measures are worldwide, including in Russia
                  1. Baloo
                    Baloo 31 March 2020 20: 27 New
                    0
                    Quote: Liam
                    And here, Jews / non-Jews. These measures are worldwide, including in Russia

                    the lowest mortality from the crown (at times! tens of times!) in Israel. Why? The most organized nation? Or is it always more profitable for them all, and as always, they have been better prepared for everything?
                    1. Liam
                      Liam 31 March 2020 20: 37 New
                      0
                      Quote: Balu
                      lowest

                      Actually, in Russia, which has 20 times more inhabitants, officially the same 17 dead as in Israel.
                2. Professor
                  Professor April 2 2020 08: 01 New
                  0
                  Quote: dauria
                  If there are 100 places in intensive care and 200 needy, then 100 will die, regardless of quality


                  Yesterday there was an excellent report about the measures of the Jews. Don't go out, don't ride, don't get ready. Brewed !!! synagogue doors where they wanted to continue praying. The fine is instant - right in the police car they print out the receipt and fifteen hundred dollars (in shekels) be so kind. Orthodox for the meeting under white ruchenki and in jail. And those screaming "Nazis" !!!!.
                  No, the Jews will be fine.

                  Do not read Soviet newspapers ...
                  At all enterprises, 15% of people can be hired, at important enterprises 30%. There are no traffic jams, but you cannot call them empty.

                  Orthodox are another planet.
              2. Professor
                Professor 31 March 2020 12: 29 New
                0
                Quote: Liam
                Quality is quality. But the matter is in numbers. If you (God forbid) would have 4.000 new patients a day, then 18 would not be limited. If there are 100 places in intensive care and 200 are needed, then 100 will die, regardless of quality. How many die out of 100 who have enough space, there already yes, depends on the quality of medicine

                Quantity is important when saturation is achieved. I hope we do not get closer to her.
                1. Liam
                  Liam 31 March 2020 12: 45 New
                  +1
                  Quarantine saves an order of magnitude more lives than the most excellent medicine)
                  1. Professor
                    Professor 31 March 2020 12: 59 New
                    +4
                    Quote: Liam
                    Quarantine saves an order of magnitude more lives than the most excellent medicine)

                    In an ideal world where you can lock everyone at home for a month.
            2. gsev
              gsev April 1 2020 21: 03 New
              0
              Quote: Professor
              18 at 4831 ... Israeli medicine

              However, the figure of 25 dead for 226 recoveries looks scary for Israel. Approximately this ratio in Iran. China and Germany have achieved 20 convalescences per death. Although perhaps Israel is not lucky with a humid climate. Perhaps the disease is developing rapidly.
      2. knn54
        knn54 31 March 2020 08: 23 New
        +3
        The progress will be the definition of pneumonia as such. Moreover, at an early stage, before pulmonary edema. And the coronavirus or other pathogen is secondary. This is up to the doctors.
      3. Maki Avellevich
        Maki Avellevich 31 March 2020 10: 12 New
        +4
        Quote: svp67
        Immediately another thing is interesting, the same CorVi19 has different degrees of severity of the disease and will the dog be able to distinguish the smell of a "mild form" from SARS?

        Of course. Now the dogs are also trained for prescription flies.
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 31 March 2020 08: 20 New
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      This is what place the sick smell emit?

      Have you read the title and enough?
      But black is written in Russian
      First of all, we can talk about discharge from the nasopharynx, the characteristic smell of which the dog could catch without risking its own health.
    3. Baloo
      Baloo 31 March 2020 08: 47 New
      +2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      This is what place the sick smell emit? ...

      Not funny, the smells on the exhale for some diseases are specific and can be determined at a distance, especially by women, their sense of smell is more acute. The simplest example is diabetes patients.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 31 March 2020 08: 50 New
        +2
        Quote: Balu
        especially women, their sense of smell is more acute

        That is yes. I used to be amazed at their sense of smell. It’s impossible to cheat
      2. Crimean partisan 1974
        Crimean partisan 1974 31 March 2020 17: 45 New
        0
        The simplest example is diabetes patients .... and what is there to determine. smell of ammonia, but interestingly. Do women identify other women when they have criticism once a month? I personally sometimes sometimes feel uncomfortable in public transport, I don’t know ... what these dogs are trained for, there will be even more troubles from these dogs trained on the crown .... a dog trained for drug addiction, a dog trained for explosives is also a lot does not live, I imagine a dog trained on a crown ...... tin
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 31 March 2020 06: 50 New
    +1
    Israeli and British armies decide to train service dogs to identify people infected with coronavirus infection
    I don’t know what they will do, but the problem is that today one pandemic is announced, and another tomorrow is possible (with a different virus and symptoms). And the smells in this case, of course, will vary. Recently I read that dogs are trying to train dogs to detect human cancer in the early stages. Truly a dog is a friend of man.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 31 March 2020 07: 25 New
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      I don't know what they will do

      As an option, a new mutation of the virus will turn out through dogs.
  3. Cowbra
    Cowbra 31 March 2020 06: 55 New
    +1
    "However, the cunning creatures were in no hurry to fall into the trap." - DMB film
  4. stone
    stone 31 March 2020 06: 57 New
    +2
    It turns out in Israel, the percentage of deaths is 0,3 percent! Significantly lower than in other countries. And this is without taking into account undetected.
  5. DymOk_v_dYmke
    DymOk_v_dYmke 31 March 2020 07: 12 New
    +1
    ... decided to train service dogs to identify people infected with coronavirus infection. In Israel, a special unit of military dog ​​handlers is used for these purposes. "Okets".

    "Okets" - "Okay" and "kapets" in one word.
    1. Zeev Zeev
      Zeev Zeev 31 March 2020 08: 14 New
      +3
      "Okets" in translation "sting"
  6. Paul Siebert
    Paul Siebert 31 March 2020 07: 13 New
    +2
    Well, the creativity of British scientists is well known to everyone.
    It was they who, for several years, bred black cats that did not portend trouble, crossing the road.
    Now it means they took up the dogs. And for the coronavirus ...
    Now for England I am absolutely calm ... wink
  7. Kerensky
    Kerensky 31 March 2020 07: 41 New
    +1
    Well, it makes sense. It just takes time, but it doesn’t. This is not a few hours to study. How to check that the dogs work?
    1. Zeev Zeev
      Zeev Zeev 31 March 2020 08: 17 New
      +3
      Unfortunately, we have 4695 confirmed infections. Some of the patients are quarantined in hotels rented by the Ministry of Defense. So there are no problems with the material for the experiment.
    2. Pathos
      Pathos 31 March 2020 10: 41 New
      +1
      If the dog has already been trained in drugs and weapons, then not for long, hunting breeds are more suitable, the spaniel was the fiend of hell, he found the parasite wherever he could hide, the refrigerator was airtight but he always knew when the tenderloin was in the refrigerator, not a dog vacuum cleaner. If only there was material.
  8. venik
    venik 31 March 2020 08: 27 New
    -1
    "...The Israeli and British armies decided to train service dogs to identify people infected with coronavirus infection. ..."
    ========
    Weird! April 1 seems to be only tomorrow! request
  9. AAK
    AAK 31 March 2020 08: 51 New
    +4
    I recall one funny case, in the mid-90s in the regional department, where I was then serving in the criminal investigation department, the investigation during the investigation of one of the cases proved the fact of deliberate infection with a venereal disease with the initiation of a case and putting a card for disclosure. At the end of the month, the head of the regional department, distributing the personal disclosure of crimes among the services, due to the low rate of personal disclosure in the canine service (service-search dogs), wrote down a card for the above case for the dog handlers. From the statisticians, this information leaked "to the masses", the entire regional department laughed and for another five years teased this fact in the case of the head of the dog handlers with various jokes like ".. Sergei, and you also check your spouse for treason with a dog ... well, for whom Astra ( the name of the dog assigned to the head of the COP) reacted ..? :)))
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 31 March 2020 20: 26 New
    0
    An interesting idea, just keep in mind that coronaviruses generally infect animals. Only two crossed the interspecific barrier (in my opinion, out of 44 types of coronaviruses)