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Nurse's Dog Free of Ebola

But Bentley will remain under watch for a while longer
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2014 4:49 PM CDT
Nurse's Dog Free of Ebola
This photo provided via Twitter shows Bentley, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.   (AP Photo/City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services)

(Newser) – It looks like Bentley's going to make it. That would be the dog owned by Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who is herself being treated for Ebola. Health officials put the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel into quarantine and announced today that tests have shown him to be clear of the disease, reports DallasNews. The dog will, however, remain under quarantine through the end of the month just to be sure. It's actually not clear whether dogs or cats can contract or spread the disease, reports NBC News, but Dallas authorities decided to play it safe. (Though not as safe as their counterparts in Spain, who ignored protests and killed a dog owned by a nurse with Ebola there.)

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