Hunt the malaria bug – a new game for sniffer dogs

Dogs from charity Medical Detection Dogs, are seen in Milton Keynes, Britain, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Matthew Stock

LONDON (Reuters) – In a lab room, two-year-old springer spaniel Freya bustles along a row of vials positioned on stands, sniffing each for signs of disease. The vials all contain pieces cut from socks, one of which belonged to a child carrying the malaria parasite. When Freya detects the scent it gives off, she sits […]

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