Dr Dog: How beagle Cliff can sniff C. Diff

He has 83% success rate in sniffing out hospital superbug after only two months’ training

He is the hound of the hospital ward. Cliff, a two year old beagle with trademark floppy ears, has been trained to sniff out patients infected with a superbug and could potentially save hundreds of lives.

Instead of tracking hares, rabbits and other small game, Cliff puts his nostrils to work on the wards chasing down patients suffering from Clostridium Difficile, the hospital infection that can spread rapidly among the elderly causing lethal outbreaks.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/dr-dog-how-beagle-cliff-can-sniff-c-diff-video-8413281.html

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