In the news recently there have been reports of three health care workers, one in Spain and two in the United States, who have been diagnosed with Ebola virus. Two of these women are also dog owners. The dog in Spain was euthanized in the interest of public health. The dog in the United States is currently quarantined.
To better understand why dogs are part of the conversation and why these two countries reacted differently, a better understanding of Ebola virus is necessary.
Read this AKC Canine Health Foundation white paper for accurate information on what you need to know about Ebola and dogs.