Hospital ward quarantined after spate of mysterious hallucinations

Hospital ward quarantined after spate of mysterious hallucinations
Published: 2016 October 18 08:06:25 (6368 Views)
The emergency department of a hospital in Oregon was quarantined this week after five people experienced unexplained hallucinations.

The first person to have been affected was a 52-year-old woman, who was hospitalised after calling the police in the early hours of Wednesday morning complaining that her car was being vandalised.

Officers took her to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, believing she was experiencing hallucinations as a result of medical issues.

The woman was subsequently discharged – but later that morning the two police officers who escorted her to hospital, a member of hospital staff and the 78-year-old woman who the first woman lives with, were all hospitalised when they began to show similar symptoms.

On Wednesday afternoon Coos County Sherriff's Office released a statement announcing that a Hazmat Team had completed a check of the homes of those involved and that no cause had been bound.



"Initial investigations believed that a medication used in patch form may have been the source. Investigation has found that all those patches and potential medications that may have caused the symptoms have been accounted for.

"No source of the contamination has been found. The vehicles, equipment and uniforms have been checked with no contaminates identified or located on or about them.

"Both officers, Deputy Doug Miller, a four-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office and Deputy David Blalack, a one year veteran, having just graduated from the Academy on Friday, have been cleared from the hospital and released with no restrictions.

"The medical officer was found to have been recently exposed to the flu and continues to display flu-like symptoms and is being monitored.

"Both the 52-year- old female caregiver and her 78-year-old female client are is still under care at the hospital."

The investigation is continuing.



Source - Telegraph

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