Nurse who survived Ebola gets her dog back
Nurse who survived Ebola gets her dog back Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola (AP photos)
Nurse who survived Ebola gets her dog back
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A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog, which has been sequestered since his owner became ill.

The King Charles Cavalier spaniel named Bentley is in quarantine at an abandoned Navy base in Dallas.

His owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month and had contracted the virus while caring for a Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8. Ebola is a disease that began in west Africa. It can be deadly though many who get sick will live after they get proper treatment.

City spokeswoman Sana Syed said that the dog has tested negative for Ebola and that his 21-day quarantine the Ebola incubation period ends Saturday.

Pham was released from her own quarantine Oct. 24.

Syed says Pham won't visit the dog sooner because he may become anxious if he sees her but is then left behind in isolation.

Critical thinking challenge: Why did Nina Pham care for a man with such a dangerous disease?

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  • BrandonT-4
    11/07/2014 - 01:04 a.m.

    Nina got her dog taken away after getting Ebola. The dog has also been in quarantine even if the dog doesn't test for Ebola. After Nina leaves the hospital.

    I think this is sweet and interesting because even the dog has to go into quarantine.

  • NicolFigueroa
    11/08/2014 - 07:48 p.m.

    Why did Nina Pham care for a man with such a dangerous disease?
    The answer is pretty obvious. She is a nurse, and people who work in the health area have a commitment of preserving life. So she really cares of peoples life even though if they were under a mortal disease. Probably there are doctors and nurses who arent than committed with the life issue or health area, they are doctors or nurses because they do gain a good income, so they arent willing to die if necessary for other peoples life. But that nurse was really into peoples health, and she didnt think just in herself. In my case, I mean if I were a nurse or if someones life was in my hands I wouldnt sacrifice myself unless that person was a member of my family.

  • jadayciao
    11/09/2014 - 06:01 p.m.

    A dog's owner had Ebola. She was a nurse from Dallas Texas and got over recovered form it. Her dog was taking sequestered since her owner had this condition. When she got recovered she would get her dog back. So now her and her dog is reunited.

  • Hannahch-Fre
    11/11/2014 - 12:57 p.m.

    According, to the passage Nina was diagnosed with Ebola. I feel bad that Ebola has popped up in the Untied States. Honestly in my opinion Ebola should have stayed down in Africa. I don't think the Untied States should of let our doctors and nurses go down to West Africa. Ebola has caused many people to worry, especially if you actually know a doctor in your family. I am so happy that the nurse is cured. If I was Nina I would never want to deal with Ebola ever again.

  • piaconstanzaheinrich
    11/13/2014 - 05:03 p.m.

    Early this month a nurse named Nina Pham was diagnosed with virus named Ebola, after to be in contact with a patient with this dangerous ill.
    Ebola is a disease that began in west of Africa.
    The woman had gotten illness when was caring a man with Ebola his name was Thomas Eric Duncan from Liberia, finally he dead.
    At the same time she was isolated to her dog Bentley, because her dog could be infected with the virus.
    Then the nurse received treatment and got better. Now she is waiting to be together with her dog, because the dog tested negative.
    I agree with this way to treat this dangerous illness and isolate everything you need, because people must have all cautions about it.

  • Linda.Olson12
    11/14/2014 - 01:08 p.m.

    I think she cared for a man with Ebola because the man was probably nice. Just because you have a dangerous disease doesn't mean you're a bad person. She is also a nurse, so she could help heal him.

  • alizel-Koc
    11/16/2014 - 08:52 p.m.

    I believe she cared for him, because she went through what he is currently going through. & What she went through, she probably wants him to go through a better process than what she had to go through. Therefore, I believe that is why she cared for a man with such a dangerous disease. Also, because there is such a connection in the news or the situation.

  • jordynd-Koc
    11/17/2014 - 12:57 a.m.

    She cared about him so much because he Is already so caring . This artical shows that people can be treated from Ebola . I like how she still cared for the man , and she still got the dog treated and how she got to keep him . I would change this by hoping that the man didn't die and he got saved also. I would help because she is a caring person , loves dogs and loves to help people so I believe that she should also be recognized for her kind personality & loving heart.

  • Ricar91
    11/17/2014 - 03:03 a.m.

    Sometimes people care for things without caring much of his/her own well being just because they think they are doing the right thing, it is very noble to put the well fare of other human being over your own in spite of the lethal consequences; actions like the ones this nurse did are the ones that makes you realize the world isn't such a dark place after all,

  • Ambers-Lam
    11/26/2014 - 01:28 p.m.

    Ebola had caused so many deaths and only few have survived. Ebola has destroyed many families because of the deaths that it causes. It's nice that a nurse who was treating a patient with Ebola, got Ebola from it, and was able to recover from it quickly. The man she was treating shall rest in peace. I think doctors should be more protected while treating a patient with Ebola. Now that Nina can reunite with Bentley, she can go back to her normal life. Luckily her dog didn't get it.

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