Dallas nurse's dog tests negative for Ebola

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Posted: Oct 22, 2014 4:58 PM
Dallas nurse's dog tests negative for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola test for the quarantined King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse hospitalized with the virus has come back negative.

The city of Dallas said Wednesday that one-year-old Bentley will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1.

Bentley was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola. She was the first of two Texas nurses infected after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital. She's being treated at the National Institutes of Health, where her condition was upgraded to good.

Bentley is being cared for by the City of Dallas Animal Services at a decommissioned naval air base.

There was an uproar in Spain after Madrid authorities euthanized a dog belonging to a nursing assistant sickened by the virus.