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Protesters clash with police over Ebola patient's dog

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 01:02

Police carry away animal activists protesting outside the home of a Spanish nurse infected with Ebola, after a decision by Madrid's government to euthanise her dog. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Spanish police have carried animal rights activists away from the home of a nurse in Madrid who tested positive for Ebola. The protesters were angry at government plans to put the woman's dog to sleep. Teresa Romero, a 44 year old nurse, became the first person in the world on Monday known to have contracted the virus outside of Africa. She and her husband, who is showing no symptoms of the disease, have both been isolated in hospital, but their dog was kept in their flat, which is expected to be disinfected on Wednesday. Excalibur, the dog, was expected to be euthanized during the day after the local government in Madrid approved it on Tuesday night, but animal activists say there is no reason to do it as there is no proof of the dog having contracted the virus. Amid chants of "Excalibur is not alone", protesters and members of animal rights political party PACMA, tried to stop a fire engine from entering the building premises, but police carried them out one by one. The nurse, her husband, and two other people are being closely monitored in hospital.

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Protesters clash with police over Ebola patient's dog

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 01:02