Transcript for 19 staff members fall sick in New Hampshire hospital
We do want to movie on at a mystery at a nrn nn hospital. Nearly 20 staff members falling sick. Patients rushed out to a makeshift ward set up on the lawn. A hazmat team is joining in the investigation. Tonight, chaos and confusion inside this hospital. Transmitting a box right to the hospital for an unknown odor investigation in the er. Reporter: Just after 9:00 A.M., staffers at exeter hospital report feeling nauseous and dizzy. Everyone affected from the dizziness and nausea were staff members. Reporter: But after officials investigate and find nothing as more staffer fall sick, 19 in all. Ambulances rushing to the scene. Patients from the emergency room are wheeled outside out on gurneys. Doctors treating them right there on the lawn. We have transferred 12 staff members to other area hospitals to be evaluated. Reporter: Inside that hospital, a mystery. Obviously the rumor got out that it's anesthesia gas, we don't know that. We don't know if there's a leak. Reporter: The E.R. And the operating room shut off the rest of the hospital as hazmat teams take samples. That's why we closed the E.R. We don't want people in and out of there. So we can keep the possible contamination to a minimum. What is the latest on the condition of the staff members? Reporter: We know seven of the patients have gone home so far tonight. The emergency room, the operating room, they remain closed tonight. The hospital hasmat teams are going in for a second round of testing to try to get to the bottom of this. Thank you.
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