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NOT Open Access | Sniffing animals as a diagnostic tool in infectious diseases

November 19, 2019 - 06:31 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Cambau E, Poljak M.
Reference: 
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Nov 14

Scents and odours characterise some microbes when grown in the laboratory, and experienced clinicians can diagnose patients with some infectious diseases based on their smell. Animal sniffing is an innate behaviour, and animals’ olfactory acuity is used for detecting people, weapons, bombs, narcotics and food.

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