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Furry heroes to sniff out TB in Mozambique

Already a hero in Southern Africa for its ability to sniff out landmines, the African giant pouched rat is once more turning out to be a lifesaver by accurately detecting the presence of tuberculosis bacteria in human sputum samples.
SA mine detector gets top recognition

African rats sniff out landmines

Fields of unexploded landmines in once war-torn African countries wreak havoc on both lives and economies, and are costly and difficult to defuse. Now a Belgian engineer has devised a quick, safe and low-tech method of demining these fields – using rats.

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