Dogs may be able to smell malaria in humans and help with quicker detection, scientists claim

Dogs may be able to smell malaria in humans and help with quicker detection, scientists claim

05/27/2016

Dogs may be able to sniff out malaria through their acute sense of smell, thereby saving thousands of lives through quick and non-invasive detection, scientists have claimed.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a grant to commission research into the possibility to scientists at Durham University, Medical Detection Dogs and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, along with counterparts in Gambia.

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