Spanish health officials say they plan to euthanize the dog of a Madrid Ebola patient, calling the move a precaution. The woman’s infection was diagnosed Monday. Her husband, who is asymptomatic and under quarantine at a hospital, refused to give consent and penned a letter pleading for the dog. Officials obtained a court order to move ahead with the euthanasia. There is some evidence Ebola may infect dogs without causing symptoms, but there is likely very little risk of dogs spreading the virus in the U.S. or other areas where they aren’t exposed to corpses or infected animals, said AVMA spokeswoman Sharon Curtis Granskog. The full story here.

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