Ebola Pet Threat? No Evidence Dogs, Cats Are Carriers

October 16, 2014 6:04 AM

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Ebola Pet Threat? No Evidence Dogs, Cats Are Carriers

So far, there are no indications that Bentley, Pham's 1-year-old King Charles spaniel, has been infected with Ebola or become sick as a result. Bentley is now in the care of the the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center and being quarantined at "an undisclosed location," according to the DAS Facebook page.

Workers watching over Bentley have donned full-body protective suits to make sure they don't catch the deadly virus from Pham's pet, if indeed he is infected. But the risk that a person could catch Ebola from a dog is exceedingly low, experts say.

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