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Spanish nurse who beat Ebola but had dog killed adopts rescue dog

This Nov. 1, 2014 photo provided by the Madridâs Carlos III hospital shows Teresa Romero, center, posing for a photo with medical workers and friends after leaving the isolation unit in the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, Spain. Hospital officials say a Spanish nursing assistant who recovered from an Ebola virus infection has left the isolation unit where she was being monitored and moved to a normal room. Teresa Romero tested positive on Oct 6, but was declared cured of the virus 15 days later. She was the first known person to contract the disease outside of West Africa in the latest outbreak. Madridâs Carlos III hospital said Saturday that Romero, 44, was now being attended by hospital staff that no longer needed to wear protective outfits. (AP Photo)

This Nov. 1, 2014 photo provided by the Madrid√Ęs Carlos III hospital shows Teresa Romero, center, posing for a photo with medical workers and friends after leaving the isolation unit in the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, Spain. Hospital officials say a Spanish nursing assistant who recovered from an Ebola virus infection has left the isolation unit where she was being monitored and moved to a normal room. Teresa Romero tested positive on Oct 6, but was declared cured of the virus 15 days later. She was the first known person to contract the disease outside of West Africa in the latest outbreak. Madrid√Ęs Carlos III hospital said Saturday that Romero, 44, was now being attended by hospital staff that no longer needed to wear protective outfits. (AP Photo)

An animal rescue center says a Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola only to discover that authorities had killed her dog as she battled for her life has adopted a new pet.

When the news broke that Spanish officials planned to euthanize nursing aide Teresa Romero's dog Excalibur in a bid to stop the spread of Ebola, protesters chanting "Assassins!" demonstrated outside her apartment complex in a vain attempt to save the dog's life.

Romero's husband, Javier Limon, described Excalibur as "the son we never had," and insisted officials missed an opportunity to study whether Ebola can be transmitted by dogs.

The Cipa rescue center said "Alma is adopted" on its Facebook page Saturday, adding "this gorgeous dog has found a home, thank you Teresa and Javier for adopting her."

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