Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog
From the University of MN Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
Can dogs become infected with Ebola?
Very little is known about how dogs or other animals respond to Ebola virus. Studies on dogs in West Africa have shown that dogs develop antibodies when exposed to Ebola, suggesting that they may develop mild infections without becoming sick.
Are dogs involved with the transmission of Ebola?
Ebola is nearly always spread by direct human to human contact. Dogs and other domestic animals do not appear to be involved in the spread of Ebola virus in the current outbreak.
Ticks and the diseases they carry are in a continual state of movement across North America. It's important to talk to your veterinarian about concerns you have regarding our geographical region, but also if you plan on travelling to other destinations across the US and Canada.