Emergency room evacuated after unknown odor detected

Emergency responders work to transfer staff members from Exeter Hospital to other hospitals following an evacuation of Exeter Hospital's operating room area and emergency room on Friday in Exeter N.H

By midday, officials at Exeter Hospital had yet to determine what caused the incident, which began between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. when five staff members complained of feeling dizzy, spokeswoman Debra Vasapolli said. As that number started to increase, the hospital closed the operating room and began transferring people out.

Patients and other staff members in the hospital's operating room later became ill, she said.

Multiple ambulances responded to the hospital just before noon on Friday.

Six patients were removed from the emergency room as a precaution, the spokesperson added.

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Exeter Hospital is about 80 kilometres north of Boston

The cause of the odor is being investigated. They said about 20 people are being treated in the parking lot.

She said approximately 19 staff members were affected. About 40 patients and some staff experienced flu-like symptoms after the odor was reported, the source of which remains a mystery, according to the Boston Globe.

Epping Fire said it was dispatched for a "carbon monoxide problem".

Crews are going through the operating room and emergency department one more time to check for any irritants.

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