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21 Office Workers Get Sick, Health Officials Investigate

3:13 PM, Feb 27, 2013   |    comments
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BALTIMORE (AP) -- City and state health officials are trying to determine the cause of an illness that sickened 21 employees at a north Baltimore office complex.

The Johns Hopkins at Keswick administrative complex was closed to its more than 1,000 employees Wednesday. One of the two buildings was evacuated Tuesday after several people reported to Fire Department medics that they felt ill.

The Baltimore City Health Department says 17 employees were treated and released Tuesday at emergency rooms. Two more employees reported symptoms Wednesday and were told to seek medical evaluation. Employees who were at the complex on Monday or Tuesday and have symptoms, however minor, should seek medical care.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Johns Hopkins University are working with city health officials to test the buildings.