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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The City of Dallas says it incurred roughly $155,000 in Ebola-related expenses, including approximately $19,000 for the care of a patient’s dog.
The city is seeking reimbursement for some of the expenses from the state of Texas.
Thomas Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola on Sept. 30 and received treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He died on Oct. 8.
Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, both nurses who cared for Duncan, contracted and recovered from Ebola.
Pham’s dog, a King Charles Cavalier spaniel named Bentley, was quarantine at an abandoned Navy base in Dallas. All expenses related to the care of Bentley are being reimbursed by grants and donations.
Nearly $59,000 was spent on the deployment of Hazmat teams by Dallas Fire-Rescue. Other costs includes various supplies and salaries.
Dallas County spent more than $234,000 on Ebola clean up and is also hoping to re-coop some of that money through state and federal funding.
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