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Super rats that save lives!

Sabah Baxamoosa

Apopo - a Belgian NGO has pioneered detection rat technology to solve pressing problems like landmine action and disease detection. Their HeroRATS have neutralised about 600 landmines, and destroyed about a thousand bombs in Thailand alone. They even work with hospitals for early detection of life threatening diseases like tuberculosis and have met much success. One rat can evaluate more samples of sputum (for detecting tuberculosis) in 10 minutes than a human lab technician can in a day.

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