A Graduate's Dream Job: Helping Rats Save Lives

October 08, 2019 04:09 PM
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Most people think of rats as dirty, disease-ridden creatures that should be avoided at all cost. But rats are proven to be highly intelligent, with a keen sense of smell. For the past 20 years, a nonprofit organization in Tanzania has been taking advantage of those attributes by training a special breed of rat to help save lives. VOA's Julie Taboh caught up with a member of their research team in Charleston, South Carolina.