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Mystery Odor Closes Vermont Hospital Operating Rooms Again


By Cathy Jakicic Health Care Facilities
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For the second time in two months, Fanny Allen hospital in Colchester closed operating rooms due to an unidentified odor, according to VT Digger.

The mystery odor that caused multiple staff members to seek medical care. 

All five of the hospitals operating rooms were closed as hospital officials and state hazardous materials experts conducted an investigation into the source of the odor. 

The latest odor was first reported on Nov. 27. Seven staff members who reported feeling lightheaded and nauseous sought treatment at the urgent care center on site. Two staff members had their blood tested and “had very low levels of carbon monoxide in their blood.”

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, check out the FacilitiesNet healthcare page

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