Health officials say the family of a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola while visiting them in Dallas left their home, and that's why a "control order" was put in place to keep them inside.
Family members of Thomas Eric Duncan were ordered Wednesday night to stay home or face criminal charges. Four to five people, who are not showing symptoms of the deadly disease at this time, were put under the quarantine by Texas health officials.
The group is not allowed to leave their home in Dallas and cannot visit with anyone outside the home, the State Health Department said on Thursday.
"We have tried and true protocols to protect the public and stop the spread of this disease," Texas Health Commissioner Dr. David Lakey said. "This order gives us the ability to monitor the situation in the most meticulous way."
The family must also be available to give blood samples and be monitored until the incubation period for Ebola has passed on Oct. 19.
Glad the state with the largest number of uninsured Americans led by a governor that has repeatedly said that heath care is not a government issue is suddenly very worried now about the government stepping in on a public health issue.