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Dallas Nurse's Dog Tests Negative for Ebola

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 04:26 PM

The dog belonging to a Dallas-area nurse who contracted Ebola earlier this month while treating an infected patient has tested negative for the virus, Dallas health officials said in a press release Wednesday.

Bentley, the year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was quarantined after his owner, 26-year-old Nina Pham, contracted Ebola while caring for Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Fox News reports.

Workers at the City of Dallas Animal Services cared for Bentley before his test results were sent in Monday.
 
Health workers will continue to monitor Bentley for a 21-day quarantine period, the time it takes for Ebola symptoms to present after exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
Experts aren’t sure whether animals can contract Ebola from humans, but workers isolated Bentley as a precaution.

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