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Mysterious Outbreak Causes Hallucinations on Hospital Ward in Oregon (Video)

Monday, October 17, 2016 15:58
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This week, an emergency room in the Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people—including two police officers and a hospital worker—experienced mysterious hallucinations from an unidentified illness believed to be spread by touch.

According to Oregon Live, the enigmatic incident began early Wednesday morning when a 54-year-old caregiver in North Bend, Oregon, called police to report seven or eight people “trying to take the roof off her vehicle.” Police say they found nothing, but after the caregiver reported the unseen vandals a second time, sheriff’s deputies escorted her to a nearby hospital for suspected hallucinations.

Shortly afterward, however, one of the deputies began experiencing similar symptoms and returned to the hospital. Soon after that, the other deputy, a hospital worker and the caregiver’s 78-year-old patient also began hallucinating and were hospitalized.

A hazmat team was subsequently deployed to both the hospital and the initial residence, but was unable to locate a common source of contamination. Blood tests also failed to find anything unusual.

According to police spokesperson Patrick Downing, initial investigations suggested the 78-year-old patient’s narcotic fentanyl patches could be the source of the hallucinations, but that explanation was later ruled out.

“Investigation has found that all those patches and potential medications that may have caused the symptoms have been accounted for,” Downing told KVAL News. “The vehicles, equipment and uniforms have been checked with no contaminates identified or located on or about them.”

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

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Source Gizmodo.com

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  • Were any of the Clintons in that area?

  • Boo

    Now this is story that gets the forensic in me starting to spin.

  • So, not an outbreak, or an illness but accidental exposure to medication.

    Good misleading headline Jeffy.

    “Barbara Bauder, the hospital’s chief development hospital, said the patients were never formally hospitalized or quarantined.

    The 5 people who showed symptoms of hallucinations were seen in the emergency room.

    Everyone had been sent home by noon that day, Bauder said.”

    • Can you read at all or only what suits you? Ruled out usually means NO.

      According to police spokesperson Patrick Downing, initial investigations suggested the 78-year-old patient’s narcotic fentanyl patches could be the source of the hallucinations, but that explanation was later ruled out.

      “Investigation has found that all those patches and potential medications that may have caused the symptoms have been accounted for,” Downing told KVAL News. “The vehicles, equipment and uniforms have been checked with no contaminates identified or located on or about them.”

  • Call Dr. House!

  • I’ve never heard of Fentanyl causing hallucinations. It’s a opiate narcotic, not a psychedelic.

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