U.S. veterinarians issue guidelines for handling pets exposed to Ebola

November 12, 2014 8:28 PM

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U.S. veterinarians issue guidelines for handling pets exposed to Ebola

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An American veterinary group issued guidelines on Wednesday on how to handle and potentially quarantine pet cats and dogs that may have been exposed to humans with Ebola.

Dogs and cats are not known to be capable of getting or spreading Ebola. But Spanish health officials killed a dog belonging to a nurse who got Ebola, stirring widespread protest. U.S. authorities quarantined the dog of an American nurse with the virus.

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