New Hampshire hospital evacuates emergency, operating rooms due to mysterious odor

ABC News(EXETER, N.H.) -- A hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire, was partially evacuated Friday following detection of an unknown odor and complaints of nausea, according to ABC affiliate WMUR-TV in Manchester.

A hospital spokesperson told WMUR-TV that an unknown odor was detected at Exeter Hospital around 11:15 a.m. ET, with staff and patients complaining of nausea and dizziness. Fire crews were dispatched to the hospital, and both the emergency-room and operating-room areas were evacuated and closed.

About 20 people evacuated from the hospital were being medically evaluated, the spokesperson told WMUR-TV.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the odor.

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