Speaker: Danielle Mills
Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human diseases such as different types of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, malaria, bacterial infections and Covid. A recent study proved the dogs are up to 94% accurate at detecting Covid. The use of these trained detection dogs to identify Covid-19 at ports of entry, and other locations, could be beneficial in the continuing fight against the pandemic. The charity also trains medical alert assistance dogs, that are partnered with individuals who have no awareness of impending life-threatening medical events such as seizures, anaphylactic shock and diabetic hypoglycaemia. By preventing the onset of full medical emergencies, the dogs reduce the number of paramedic call outs and hospitalisations, saving the NHS thousands of pounds.