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Dogs detect malaria by sniffing socks worn by African children

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Dogs Detect Malaria By Sniffing Socks Worn By African Children

As the global battle against malaria stalls, scientists may be adding a novel tool to the fight: sniffer dogs. In recent tests trained sniffer dogs successfully diagnosed malaria infections simply by sniffing samples from socks worn briefly by children from a malaria endemic area of West Africa, according to a new study.

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Dogs Detect Malaria By Sniffing Socks Worn By African Children

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