COVID-19 detecting dogs are patrolling Miami airport, a world first for…

Source: The Hill | September 9, 2021 | Jenna Romaine

COVID-19 detecting dogs are patrolling Miami airport, a world first for an airport

β€œIt’s the first airport anywhere that’s utilizing this type of technology in our four-legged friends,” the Miami-Dade Commission chairman said.

The Miami International Airport has begun utilizing COVID-19-detecting dogs, making it the first airport in the world to do so.

“We’re blessed in Miami-Dade County to have the first COVID-sniffing dogs β€” actually, we have a couple of them,” Miami-Dade Commission Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz told CBS News, β€œand it’s the first airport anywhere that’s utilizing this type of technology in our four-legged friends.”

These dogs have been specially trained to detect COVID-19 in infected travelers and alert their handlers. The handlers said that the dogs are correct 97 percent of the time.

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