Purdon, Texas, Quarantined After Ebola Outbreak-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Viral reports allege that the entire town of Purdon, Texas, was placed under quarantine after a family of five tested positive for the Ebola virus.
A phony news report that the small town of Purdon, Texas, had been quarantined after a family of five tested positive for Ebola has created a stir on social media.
The National Report published a fake report about the alleged Ebola outbreak on October 14, 2014. The fake report was quickly shared more than 270,000 times on Facebook. The National Report has previously stated stories published on its website are “fiction and presumably fake news.”
Navarro County officials rejected the claims as false and said local authorities, emergency management and country government had been inundated with calls about the false report, KWTX reports.
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