Pham’s dog, Bentley, diagnosed with Ebola tested negative for the deadly virus, according to results released Wednesday. Dallas city officials:
The test results show that Bentley has tested negative for the virus. Specimen collection will be conducted again before the end of the 21-day quarantine period. Bentley will be monitored for a full 21-day period, similar to people exposed to the Ebola virus.
Cate McManus,Dallas Animal Services operation manager:
We are hopeful that Bentley’s journey will contribute to what we know about Ebola and dogs since they play such an important role in so many peoples lives.
Pham’s condition has been upgraded from fair to good condition.