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...
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 is infected with Ebola in Madrid, with his dog named Excalibur. Ebola's victims may include a dog named Excalibur. Officials in Madrid got a court order to euthanize the pet of a Spanish nursing assistant with Ebola because of the chance the animal might spread the disease. At least one major study suggests that dogs can be infected with the deadly virus without having symptoms. But whether or how likely they are to spread it to people is less clear. (AP Photo. PACMA)
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...
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 placed under quarantine for Ebola at a Madrid hospital where a Spanish nurse became infected, authorities said Thursday. More than 50 other possible contacts were being monitored. The nurse, who had cared for a Spanish priest who died of Ebola, was the first case of Ebola being transmitted outside of West Africa, where a months-long outbreak has killed at least 3,500 people and infected at least twice as many. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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.