How A Dog Could Stop The Global Spread Of Malaria

Freya, a springer spaniel, is in training to detect malaria parasites in sock samples taken from children in Gambia. Two canine cohorts were used in a study on malaria detection.

One scientist is training the ultimate disease watchdogs — canines that can smell the disease’s parasites living inside a person’s blood.

(Image credit: Durham University/Medical Detection Dogs/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)