VANCOUVER – For Angus, sniffing out a potentially deadly superbug is just a regular day of work.
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According to CBS News, Angus’ owner Teresa Zurburg nearly died from a the most common kind of superbug, or C. diff, so she decided to train him to sniff it out.
“He’s trained to detect C. difficile in the environment. The advantage for us is, if he alerts on something, then what we can do is additional targeted cleaning and we’re going to couple it with our ultra-violet disinfection machines.”
So far, Angus has a success rate of 95-100% and will soon be sniffing full time.
Next up, his brother Dodger will start his training.