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Spaniards protest death order for Ebola dog

Activists try to stop Spanish authorities from killing dog of woman infected with Ebola

This is an undated image released on Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014 by animal rights organisation PACMA  of Javier Limon, husband of the  nurse assistance who...
Excalibur, the dog of the Spanish nurse infected with Ebola, barks from her balcony  in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Three more people were...

Spain Ebola

This is an undated image released on Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014 by animal rights organisation PACMA of Javier Limon, husband of the nurse assistance who...

Spain Ebola

Excalibur, the dog of the Spanish nurse infected with Ebola, barks from her balcony in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Three more people were...

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish animal rights activists have scuffled with police as they tried to stop health workers from entering an apartment complex where they plan to remove the dog of a nursing assistant infected with Ebola so the pet can be killed.

Officers carried away some of the dozens of activists after they blocked an ambulance from entering the gated complex.

Firefighters and workers in hazardous materials suits were seen Wednesday inside the complex, and photographers captured images of the mixed breed dog named Excalibur on the balcony of the nursing assistant's apartment.

Madrid's regional government got a court order to euthanize the dog, saying "available scientific" information can't rule out "risk of contagion."

Authorities didn't say when the dog would be taken away. Workers will also disinfect the apartment.


Updated : 2021-04-23 08:30 GMT+08:00