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Nine stricken with mystery illness at Rogersville health clinic

Jeff Bobo, Kingsport Times-News • Updated Nov 8, 2017 at 10:21 PM

ROGERSVILLE — Investigators were trying to determine what caused nine employees at a Rogersville health clinic to suffer a sudden illness Wednesday afternoon after being exposed to a patient emanating a chemical odor.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m., staff at the Hawkins County Rural Health Consortium on Route 66 reported a mass illness.

Hawkins County EMA Director Gary Murrell said a 52-year-old male came in for a regularly scheduled appointment when all of a sudden multiple staff members fell unconscious.


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