Ebola response cost Dallas $155,000, includes $27,000 for dog care; state agency spent $1.28M

Associated Press

Officials say the emergency response to the Ebola crisis in Dallas cost the city about $155,000, including nearly $27,000 to care for the dog of a nurse infected with the virus.

City officials released a statement Wednesday outlining the expenses incurred since Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in September. Duncan died about a week later. Two nurses who treated him became infected. Both recovered.

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Meanwhile, the Texas Department of State Health Services says it incurred about $1.28 million in costs.

Officials say the cost to care for the dog belonging to nurse Nina Pham will be offset by $19,000 in grants and donations.

The cost to Dallas County and Texas Health remain unclear.