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N.H. hospital reopens ER closed by mystery illness

August 23, 2017

The Emergency Department of Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H., reopened 27 hours after a mysterious odor contributed to the sudden sickening of 20 operating room staff members, according to an article on the Union Leader website.

The ER was closed because it is directly above the inpatient operating rooms where hospital workers began feeling dizzy and nauseated.

Twelve hospital workers were taken to other hospitals; the rest were treated and released. 

“We sampled air. We sampled — everything normal. Filtration, everything in the OR and the ED and found nothing that would’ve caused this,” Assistant Fire Chief Eric Wilking said in the article.

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