Dallas Officials Vow Care For Ebola Patient's Dog

Posted at 3:40 PM, Oct 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-13 15:40:00-04

DALLAS (AP) - Texas officials say they're trying to find an appropriate place to monitor a dog that belongs to a nurse diagnosed with Ebola.

The nurse's Dallas apartment is being thoroughly cleaned after tests over the weekend confirmed she is infected. A Dallas spokeswoman says the city will make sure the dog is cared for.

The nurse tended to Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital after he became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. He died last week.

There was an uproar in Spain after Madrid authorities euthanized a dog named Excalibur that belonged to a nursing assistant sickened by the virus. She remains hospitalized. Authorities were concerned the dog might be harboring the virus.

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10/13/2014 3:39:15 PM (GMT -4:00)