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
- CDC quarantined the area, erecting road blocks and disallowing anyone in or out of the area
A staff member at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital , who wished to remain anonymous, contacted National Report with a short statement about the Ebola situation in Texas. We were told the following.
“As far as we know, Jack Phillis had not come in contact with either the late Thomas Duncan or Mrs. Phan. It is perhaps possible that he was within a close proximity of the infected parties, but it is otherwise unknown as to how Phillips was infected with Ebola.
The CDC wasted no time sealing off the rest of the town’s denizens, and has stopped all traffic from entering or exiting Purdon, TX. As of 10:00 Pm, Oct. 13th, the area has been surrounded with police and CDC officials. Communications with the locals seems to have been severed, and press is currently awaiting an official statement from local authorities.
National Report and Jane M. Agni will be at the scene in Purdon, Texas to provide updates on any new developments. Please follow us on Twitter for live tweets: National Report @ Twitter / Jane M. Agni @ Twitter
American Ebola Crisis Updates:
10/14/14 – Texas Town Quarantined After Family Of Five Test Positive For The Ebola Virus
10/15/14 – Feds Issue Travel Advisory for Texas Following Ebola Spread
10/16/14 – Purdon Texas Ebola Quarantine Update
10/17/14 – CDC Whistleblower Exposes Ebola Vaccinations Containing RFID Chips
10/20/14 – 17 Texas Kindergarteners Contract Ebola After Exposure To Liberian Foreign Exchange Student
10/21/14 – Infectious Disease Expert Says One-In-Five Americans Will Contract The Ebola Virus By 2016
10/23/14 – President Obama Assures Nation That Obamacare Will Cover Inevitable Ebola Pandemic