When a 78 year-old patient, her caregiver, two sheriff’s deputies and hospital employees began hallucinating, a hospital in Coos Bay, Oregon quarantined its emergency room. Officials are still looking for answers.
KVAL-TV News reported Wednesday: the hallucinations began in the early hours of Wednesday. At 3 a.m. a elderly woman’s caregiver, a 52-year-old woman, called authorities to report vandals destroying her car. A deputy responded, but found nothing. The caregiver then called back at 5:30am and deputies took her to a Bay Area hospital suspecting medical issues. She appeared fine and went home, but then two deputies began hallucinating and were hospitalized. The 78-year-old then having a similar experience.
A Coos County Haz Mat Team was dispatched to Bay Area Hospital and to the residence.
“No source of contaminate has been identified or found,” Sgt. Pat Downing of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.