Dallas nurse Nina Pham was reunited with her dog after both were cleared by doctors of the deadly virus. Pham, who became the first person to contract Ebola in the United States after caring for Thomas Erica Duncan — who died from the disease early last month — was transported to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland for treatment before being released on Oct. 24th. Her dog, a 2 year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Bentley was quickly put under quarantine after his owner was stricken with the virus.
While Pham’s condition was closely monitored by the media, the fate of her pooch was of big concern too, especially after another dog was euthanized after his owner, a Spanish nurse, contracted the disease. Updates on Bentley’s status were given via Twitter while he was kept at a decommissioned naval air base and looked after by Dallas Animal Services workers decked out in full hazmat gear:
Pham was reunited with Bentley this weekend after the dog’s third Ebola test came back negative. Pham thanked the animal services team who took care of Bentley and even shared a few photos of the happy reunion: