A Wee Dog Helps Out - By Smelling Poop
This one of those stories that, at first, sounds ridiculous - but then the significance dawns on you. A Beagle named Cliff, working in a University Medical Center in Amsterdam, has a strange job; trying to sniff out infected human feces. The reason is a particularly nasty strain of diarrhea that can spread quickly in a hospital setting. Normal testing can take days to confirm a the infection, but time is of the essence in this sort of situation - and Cliff can do what dogs do and reach a diagnosis immediately, and with around 90% accuracy. Hot dog!