Published articles are presented to show that dogs can indeed detect c-diff.
It's not just talk or theory - In October we started a fesibility study at Southlake Regional in Newmarket. A report will be issued in December or January, meanwhile the team may be available for discussions.
Yes, we're finding C-diff and refining things.
1. Detecting Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile using canine teams:
What does the nose know?
M.K. Charles a, Y. Wang b, T. Zurberg c, J. Kinna c, E. Bryce a, *
2. Using Scent Detection Dogs to Identify Environmental Reservoirs of Clostridium Difficile:
Lessons from the field. Published in CJIC, Summer 2019 issue.
Personally I really like this paper because it shows where c-diff is lurking and offers good suggestions.
3. E. Bryce: Article, Vancouver Coastal Health, Journal of Hospital Infection.
4. News Reported by News Roundup October 9-12
BC Interior Health has come up with a doggone good way to hunt down a germ called Clostridium Difficile,
5. MK Bomers 2012 BMJ 2012;345e7396. Proof of principle study a trained dog was able to detect c-diff.
4. Maureen Taylor, July 2018. Using Scent Detection as a Point of Care Tool to identify Toxigenic Clostridium Difficile in Stool
It's happening in British Columbia