Miami airport is training dogs to sniff out COVID, and they have a 99% accuracy rate of finding the virus, Newsweek reports.
Last week, a Belgian Malinois named Cobra and a Dutch Shepherd named One Betta started a 30-day program where they are smelling employee’s masks to determine if they have the virus. So far, data shows them as being able to detect it 96 to 99 percent of the time.
The dogs were trained at Florida International University, and a worker there explained the process to CNN.
“We trained these dogs just using face coverings from patients, who, at a hospital, have COVID and those who do not,” Kenneth Furton said.
After the month-long trial, airport officials will look at the data and decide whether they can use the dogs to screen passengers.
Clique, are you surprised that dogs can do this?