Jonathan Kalan

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Ratting Out TB: Scientists Train Rodents To Diagnose Disease

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Rats are notorious for spreading nasty diseases. Think the plague, lassa fever and even salmonella.

But could some jumbo-size African rodents help health workers diagnose diseases more quickly? They just might.

A group in Tanzania is training rats to detect tuberculosis in people. The critters in question are African giant ...