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Wed Oct 8, 2014, 08:35 AM

Ebola's victims may include dog in Spain

AP Marilynn Marchione October 8, 2014

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Ebola's victims may include a dog named Excalibur. Officials in Madrid got a court order to euthanize the pet of a Spanish nursing assistant with Ebola because of the chance the animal might spread the disease.

At least one major study suggests that dogs can be infected with the deadly virus without having symptoms. But whether or how likely they are to spread it to people is less clear.

Lab experiments on other animals suggest their urine, saliva or stool might contain the virus. That means that in theory, people might catch it through an infected dog licking or biting them, or from grooming.

"Clearly we want to look at all possibilities. We have not identified this as a means of transmission," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Entire article at http://www.aol.com/article/2014/10/08/ebolas-victims-may-include-dog-in-spain/



This sweet dog needs quarantined and tested. In my opinion things like this will only up the hysteria about this disease. Not testing this poor dog is disgusting and heartbreaking.




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Response to jen63 (Original post)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 08:51 AM

1. I hope people will rally and the dog will be saved.

I read or heard somewhere yesterday that the nurse's family wanted him to be spared.

Bad link, BTW.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 09:07 AM

3. Me too femmocrat!

Seems like a no brainer to test and/or quarantine the dog. Can you imagine the hysteria if people believe that dogs are carriers? They need to find out if the dog has it asap. Gawd help us if the virus can jump to our companion animals? It makes me sick!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 8, 2014, 09:16 AM

4. Sorry about the link

I wasn't sure it would work either. I'm pretty computer illiterate. Don't know how to find a working link.

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Wed Oct 8, 2014, 09:03 AM

2. Kick n/t














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