Ebola and pets update: October 17, 2014

A nurse in Texas became infected with Ebola this week while treating another patient, who later died. This led to an important question: What to do with the nurse’s dog, who may have been exposed to the virus? The dog is currently being observed in isolation while veterinarians and public health agencies work to develop protocols on Ebola and pets. So what risk does the Ebola virus pose to our pets? And can pets carry and spread the virus to people? In this podcast, Dr. Ron DeHaven, executive vice president and CEO of the AVMA, talks about Ebola and pets

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