“Giant Rats Used to Diagnose Prisoners with Tuberculosis in Jails


Giant rats used to diagnose prisoners with tuberculosis in jails

Rats trained to detect landmines are being repurposed to help with the fight against TB in Tanzania and Mozambique

 A baby giant African pouch rat is handled by its trainer after completing an exercise at the grounds of a Belgian NGO in Morogoro, Tanzania on October 27, 2010.

A baby giant African pouch rat is handled by its trainer after completing an exercise at the grounds of a Belgian NGO in Morogoro, Tanzania on October 27, 2010. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

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