OK, this is one of the more interesting “microbiology of the built environment” stories I have seen in a while: Cliff the beagle sniffs out dangerous infections in hospitals | SmartPlanet.
A new paper in BMJ reports on training and testing of dogs to detect Clostridium difficile infections in hospitals.
There is even a video included in the paper of Cliff at work
Way to go Cliff.
Hat tip to Paula Olsiewski for pointing this out.