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Aug 12, 2017 10:19 AM

Exeter Hospital emergency department to reopen after mystery odor

The Associated Press

EXETER (AP) — A hospital emergency department that was evacuated because of an unknown odor is expected to re-open on Saturday, though authorities still haven't determined the cause.

Nineteen staff members at Exeter Hospital were evaluated after some complained of dizziness and nausea on Friday morning. Officials say all had recovered by Friday evening.

READ: Hazmat crews working to determine what made 19 Exeter Hospital staff members sick

The hospital shut down an inpatient operation room and the emergency room directly above it. Authorities said a thorough investigation by the state hazmat team and the National Guard was completed Friday night, but there were no findings.

The emergency department is expected to open Saturday, with the operating to follow. Those times have not yet been announced.

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