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Animal Rights activists stand outside a block of apartments where a Spanish nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus lives on October 7, 2014 in Alcorcon, near Madrid, Spain. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Animal Rights activists stand outside a block of apartments where a Spanish nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus lives on October 7, 2014 in Alcorcon, near Madrid, Spain. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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Animal rights activists gathered in Madrid today to protest the local government's plans to euthanize a dog that had contact with a nurse's aid who is infected with Ebola.

Teresa Romero contracted Ebola after treating a Spanish missionary who died late last month. She's in the hospital, but the story of her dog, Excalibur, is making international headlines.

Animal rights activists have started a Change.org petition, and Romero's husband is pleading for the dog to be kept alive.

Peter Hudson, the director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss whether there is a possibility of human-animal transmission.

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  • Peter Hudson, director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State University.

This segment aired on October 8, 2014.

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