Twenty-four people arriving at the airport on Thursday by plane from the United Arab Emirates were sent to the quarantine center after identifying the trained dog as a carrier of the coronavirus. Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-218 from Abu Dhabi landed at Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar with 128 passengers.
A quick swab test of 128 passengers was conducted at the airport. According to airport officials, a test of 24 of the 128 passengers identified by trained dogs confirmed that they were COVID-19 positive.
Trained dogs deployed at the airport helped detect COVID-19-positive patients arriving by plane, they said. Affected patients were immediately transferred to the Peshawar Quarantine Center despite passenger protests.
Airport officials immediately called on police and government officials to move them to the quarantine center. According to a new study in the United Kingdom, specially trained dogs can detect COVID-19 rapidly and non-invasively with up to 94.3 percent sensitivity and up to 92 percent specificity. According to a study published last month, dogs were able to detect the odor of asymptomatic people and those with two different strains of COVID-19, one with high viral load and one with low viral load.
The need for testing means that we will face potential ongoing turmoil for some time to come, as new variants can invade the country. Professor James Logan, head of disease management at the London School of Economics and Tropical Medicine, who led the project, said these wonderful dogs can play a role.
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24 flyers from the UAE isolated in Pakistan after trained dogs identified them as Covid carriers
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