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Unlike in Spain, Dallas Ebola Patient’s Dog Will be Saved

Rick Jervis | USA Today   in 
October 13, 2014

The health care worker who tested positive for Ebola has a dog, but the mayor of Dallas says unlike in a recent Spanish case, the dog will be kept safe for eventual reunion with its owner.

Mayor Mike Rawlings told USA TODAY that the dog remained in the health care worker’s apartment when she was hospitalized and will soon be sent to a new location to await its owner’s recovery.

There are no plans to euthanize the dog, he said.

“This was a new twist,” Rawlings said. “The dog’s very important to the patient and we want it to be safe.”

There were no immediate details on the name or type of dog.

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