Protests As Ebola Infected Nurse’s Dog Is Killed

This has sparked protests from animal rights groups.

Activists scuffled with police outside her home as the dog was taken away.

The nurse, Teresa Romero, is the first person known to have contracted the deadly virus outside West Africa.

She had treated two missionaries who later died from Ebola.

The virus has killed 3,879 people, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

A court order to euthanize the dog was issued on Tuesday despite uncertainty over whether the animal was also infected or risked spreading the disease.

On Wednesday, about 50 animal rights activists held a protest outside the nurse's home in Madrid shouting "assassins".

Two protesters were hurt when they tried to stop the van in which the animal was being transported.

The fate of the dog named Excalibur, sparked huge interests on social networks.

This was after Ms Romero's husband, who like her is being kept in isolation in a hospital alerted animal protection groups via social networks.

By Bonareri Nyamoita

Source: BBC News