MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Travel at Miami International Airport is getting a little safer thanks to a few four-legged friends.
Miami International Airport is showing off its first-ever team of coronavirus detecting dogs.READ MORE: Monkeypox Case In Broward County Under Investigation
Each dog is trained and specialized to detect and alert officials of any potentially infected travelers before they board.
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“We’re blessed in Miami-Dade County to have the first COVID-sniffing dogs, and it’s the first airport anywhere utilizing this type of technology in our four-legged friends.”
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Trainers say the dogs get it right 97% of the time.