May 30, 2018, 12:10 p.m.
Scientists are battling the world’s deadliest disease with a little help from an unlikely ally… rats. Among the animals that humans count as friends, we rarely think of rats. We usually consider them dirty, unwelcome creatures, hiding from view and living among rubbish. Yet, in Africa, rats are helping to save thousands of human lives – in more ways than one. Since 2000, scientists from T...