posted at 07:50
Author: Colin Daileda
Dallas nurse Nina Pham reunites with dog after Ebola scare
A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola reunited with her dog Bentley on Saturday, after the canine was quarantined until doctors determined that he was also free of the disease. Nina Pham contracted Ebola after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die from the disease in the United States. Pham was sent to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland for treatment before being released on Oct. 24. Bentley was kept at Hensley Field, a decommissioned naval air base, and cared for by Dallas Animal Services workers who pet and played with the dog while wearing protective suits. Bentley received a third negative test for Ebola on Thursday. The 1-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who built a sizeable fan club while in captivity, tested negative for Ebola three times. Dallas Animal Services and the City of Dallas provided constant updates on Bentley's health throughout his 21-day quarantine. In response to the news, people across the country donated dog toys and other items to Dallas Animal Services.

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