Texas Town Quarantined After Family Of Five Test Positive For The Ebola Virus
The small town of Purdon, Texas has been quarantined after a family of five tested positive for the Ebola virus.Purdon is located just 70 miles from Dallas, Texas, and the hospital that has cared for both American Ebola patients, Thomas Eric Duncan, and Texas nurse, Nina Pham.
It has been verified that Jack Phillips returned from Dallas last week while on business. Shortly after arriving home, Mr. Phillips began exhibiting flu-like symptoms, but did not immediately go to the hospital. At this time his wife and children began showing similar symptoms, which provoked the family to get tested. Doctors then learned that Phillips, his wife, and three children had contracted Ebola haemorrhagic fever.
Facts About Purdon, Texas And The Ebola Quarantine
- 133 residents
- Unincorporated community in Navarro County
- Originally Known As Belle Point
- Ebola is spread through contact with bodily fluids of an infected individual
- Ebola has a 90% casualty rate in areas such as West Africa. In America the mortality rate is 50/50
- Five people are confirmed to have the Ebola Virus in Pardon County
A staff member at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital contacted National Report with a short statement about the Ebola situation in Texas. The individual wished to remain anonymous for their own safety, and told us the following,
The CDC wasted no time sealing up the rest of the town’s denizens, and has stopped all traffic entering and exiting Purdon, TX. As of 10 Pm, Oct. 13th area has been surrounded with police and CDC officials. Communications with the locals seems to have been cut off, and press is currently awaiting an official statement from local authorities.
UPDATE: The U.S. Department of State has issued a travel
advisory for US citizens considering travel to and from Texas!
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