Texas Health Presbyterian has confirmed that Thomas Eric Duncan was infected from Ebola virus after which the neighbors and all those who were in contact with Duncan were ordered to stay isolated within their homes until Thursday after the confirmation for Ebola on 30th of October. On Friday, the city spokesperson Sana Sayed confirmed that the family has been moved to a private residence in Dallas. She further said that:
The city and county has been working very hard to put this family in a safe location, and it has been tough, because no one wanted them,”
Moreover she continued that:
“And so someone was kind enough to offer up a private residence, that is gated, that is separated from any neighborhood and apartment complex, so that they can have their privacy and be away from anyone who has concerns.”
A city official also reported to ABC News that the donor of the gated residence to the infected family wanted to remain anonymous and it was not easy for the officials to find anyone who would let the family to stay at their home due to health concerns.
The new location of the family has been kept confidential except the mere hint that is Dallas. They will stay there under continuous observation of health officials.
The family was escorted out of the apartment by the Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, because they were without any protective gear in making any efforts to show to public that they are healthy and there is nothing to be concerned about.
As per the statement from Jenkins “late Friday morning, the initial cleanup was expected to take about three hours. But after crews got into the apartment Friday, officials now say the complete cleanup will take days.”
Those living nearby got cautious when they saw Cleaning Guys suited up in bio-hazard gear and black tarps for privacy and had a tough time in rolling in special bins to destroy the family’s sheets and towels. All people were in a big aw for what was happening.
“Initially, they were told that there was one mattress that they needed to deal with, and now we are finding out that there may have been three mattresses that this man had slept on,” Sayed said.
All of those mattresses, along with sheets, towels, and other items that could be infected with the Ebola virus have been confiscated and will be incinerated.
They were also told that Duncan came from Liberia on Sept 20 and after 4 days he got the feeling of been ill which has taken him to the situation he is in.
However, Lakey said it was difficult to locate a decontamination company to handle the disposal and cleanup at the unit where Duncan stayed before he was diagnosed.
Furthermore the health officials reported that the number of people at risk fell down from 100 to 50 among whom tens are at higher risk and they are being monitored more closely. Even at schools they had deployed the scanners .It was also reported that those scanners would be sponsored by Wello Inc. They will help nurses to screen students for fevers without touching them, eliminating the risk of spreading illness or disease. Those monitors will remain in schools for few weeks until the chances for infection subsides.