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Newly Ebola-free nurse Nina Pham & her (also Ebola-free) dog Mr Bentley were reunited today http://t.co/MvGtkNaDEO http://t.co/QsPqXr2wQu
Nina Pham and her 1-year-old King Charles Spaniel had a heart-wrenching, tail-wagging reunion http://t.co/52Su7f4kHF http://t.co/M1K6VU7zhm
This Oct. 20, 2014 photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel while having a sample collected for Ebola testing, in Dallas. The first Ebola test for Bentley, who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, has come back negative. The city of Dallas said that the one-year-old will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services)
This Oct. 13, 2014, photo released via Twitter by the City of Dallas Public Information Managing Director Sana Syed shows Bentley in Dallas, the one-year-old King Charles Spaniel belonging to Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola. Bentley has been taken from Pham's Dallas apartment and will be cared for at an undisclosed location. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sana Syed/PIO, City of Dallas)
This Oct. 22, 2014, photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, in Dallas. The first Ebola test for Bentley has come back negative. The city of Dallas said that the one-year-old will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services)
Nina Pham, 26, who became the first person to contract the disease within the United States. Federal officials declared her free of the deadly virus on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Washington. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Pham's mother Diana, center, and sister Cathy watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
This 2010 photo provided by tcu360.com, the yearbook of Texas Christian University, shows Nina Pham, 26, who became the first person to contract the disease within the United States. Records show that Pham and other health care workers wore protective gear, including gowns, gloves, masks and face shields and sometimes full-body suits when caring for Thomas Eric Duncan. (AP Photo/Courtesy of tcu360.com)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: U.S. President Barack Obama gives a hug to Dallas nurse Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House October 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. Pham, a nurse who was infected with Ebola from treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and was first diagnosed on October 12, was declared free of the virus on Friday. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Pham's mother Diana, center, and sister Cathy Pham watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama meets with Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: (L-R) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks with Dallas nurse Nina Pham as Pham's mother Diana and sister Cathy look on in the Oval Office of the White House October 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. Pham, a nurse who was infected with Ebola from treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and was first diagnosed on October 12, was declared free of the virus on Friday. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Dallas nurse Nina Pham (C) as Pham's mother Diana (2R) and sister Cathy (R) smile in the Oval Office of the White House October 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. Pham, a nurse who was infected with Ebola from treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and was first diagnosed on October 12, was declared free of the virus on Friday. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 24: U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Dallas nurse Nina Pham (C) flanked by mother Diana (2R) and sister Cathy (R) and medical staff in the Oval Office of the White House October 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. Pham, a nurse who was infected with Ebola from treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and was first diagnosed on October 12, was declared free of the virus on Friday. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
BETHESDA, MD - OCTOBER 24: Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci (2nd L) hugs Nina Pham (5th L), the nurse who was infected with Ebola from treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan, as Pham's mother Diana (R) and sister Cathy (4th L), and Director of the National Institutes of Health Francis Collins (L) look on at the end of a news briefing at National Institutes of Health October 24, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. Pham, who first diagnosed on October 12, was declared free of the virus on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
BETHESDA, MD - OCTOBER 24: Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci (2nd L) hugs Nina Pham (3rd L), the nurse who was infected with Ebola from treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan, as Pham's mother Diana (6th L) and sister Cathy (4th L), and Director of the National Institutes of Health Francis Collins (L) look on at the end of a news briefing at National Institutes of Health October 24, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. Pham, who first diagnosed on October 12, was declared free of the virus on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
BETHESDA, MD - OCTOBER 24: Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci (L) comes out of the building with Nina Pham (2nd L), the nurse who was infected with Ebola from treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan, for a news briefing at National Institutes of Health October 24, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. Pham, who first diagnosed on October 12, was declared free of the virus on Friday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Patient Nina Pham smiles as she speaks outside of National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
This Oct. 22, 2014, photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, in Dallas. The first Ebola test for Bentley has come back negative. The city of Dallas said that the one-year-old will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services)
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas staff line the drive that exits the emergency room as they wait for an ambulance carrying Nina Pham to depart, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at the hospital was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of the same virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas staff line the drive that exits the emergency room as they wait for an ambulance carrying Nina Pham to depart, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at the hospital was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of the same virus. Amber Vinson, another nurse diagnosed, was taken to a similar location in Atlanta yesterday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Medical staff in protective gear escort Nina Pham, exiting the ambulance, to a nearby aircraft at Love Field, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of the same virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Medical staff in protective gear escort Nina Pham, exiting the ambulance in yellow, to a nearby aircraft at Love Field, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of the same virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
An official steps off of a plane before nurse Nina Pham exits at Frederick Municipal Airport, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Frederick, Md. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan before he died of the same virus. She will be transported to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A plane with nurse Nina Pham aboard sits on a tarmac at Frederick Municipal Airport, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Frederick, Md. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan before he died of the same virus. She will be transported to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A plane with nurse Nina Pham aboard taxis on a tarmac after arriving at Frederick Municipal Airport, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Frederick, Md. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan before he died of the same virus. She will be transported to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
This Oct. 20, 2014 photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel while having a sample collected for Ebola testing, in Dallas. The first Ebola test for Bentley, who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, has come back negative. The city of Dallas said that the one-year-old will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services)
This Oct. 13, 2014, photo released via Twitter by the City of Dallas Public Information Managing Director Sana Syed shows Bentley in Dallas, the one-year-old King Charles Spaniel belonging to Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola. Bentley has been taken from Pham's Dallas apartment and will be cared for at an undisclosed location. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sana Syed/PIO, City of Dallas)
Father Jim Khoi prays the rosary at the Our Lady of Fatima Church where the family of nurse Nina Pham attend, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. Pham, 26, became the first person to contract Ebola within the United States. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
FILE - In a Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, former Medical Director of Samaritan's Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia, testifies before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations during a hearing on Ebola on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brantly went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 to donate the plasma to nurse Nina Pham who is being treated for Ebola. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, checks a teleconference hookup before a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, as top U.S. health officials appeared before a House panel looks for answers about the Ebola outbreak. Fauci announced to lawmakers that the first nurse stricken in the U.S., Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola after treating a Liberian man in Dallas, was being flown to the National Institutes of Health outside Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola has been reunited with her dog named Bentley, who has been quarantined since she fell ill.

Nina Pham and the King Charles Spaniel were reunited privately on Saturday in a vacant residence where officers once lived at decommissioned naval air base, where he was quarantined for 21 days. Veterinarians in full personal protective gear checked on him daily.

"I'd like to take a moment to thank people from all around the world who have sent their best wishes and prayers to me and Mr. Bentley," said Pham, who read part of a statement at a news conference Saturday and called the dog "one of my best friends."

Pham was diagnosed with Ebola last month. She contracted the virus while caring for a Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8.

Pham recovered and was released Oct. 24 from a Washington, D.C.-area hospital.

Earlier this year, authorities in Madrid, Spain, caused a public uproar when they euthanized a dog belonging to a nursing assistant sickened by Ebola.

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