Purdon, Texas, Quarantined After Ebola Outbreak-Fiction!
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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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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.