Dogs Can Probably Get Ebola
Excalibur, a dog in Madrid that belonged to an Ebola-infected nurse, was destroyed yesterday. New York Times notes that the animal's death took place among protests from animal rights activists who surrounded the home where the nurse and her husband lived with the dog. Around 390,000 signed an online petition to save the dog's life. While there have been no known cases of Ebola among dogs, experts believe that it's possible for dogs to become infected with Ebola. Excalibur had shown no symptoms of Ebola. The rescue dog was 12 years old.