Monmouth County Courthouse Where Workers Were Sickened to Reopen Tuesday

Dozens of workers were treated for symptoms including nausea and chest pain

By Brian Thompson
|  Monday, Jun 25, 2012  |  Updated 3:24 PM EDT
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Officials Probe Mystery Illness at NJ Courthouse

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Emergency workers and ambulances are staged in the back parking lot at the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold, N.J. Monday.

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Officials Probe Mystery Illness at NJ Courthouse

The Monmouth County courthouse will remain closed Wednesday as officials continue to try to figure out what made dozens of people sick on two separate days. Brian Thompson reports.
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The Monmouth County Courthouse where dozens of workers were sickened over the past two weeks will reopen Tuesday after  the results of a battery of tests were all within normal ranges, state officials said.

The New Jersey Health Department collected ten air samples last week, and tested them for a wide range of harmful chemicals.

"The findings were well within acceptable limits," said Dr. Tina Tan, the state epidemiologist.

Earlier tests for common allergy-causing substances were also negative, officials said.

The Freehold courthouse was closed June 18, when 25 people were hospitalized and roughly 40 more were treated for symptoms that included nausea, skin rashes, breathing difficulties and chest pains.

That outbreak came after 17 staffers had experienced similar symptoms June 15.

The courthouse will be open Tuesday to both employees and members of the public. Anyone with concerns can call the state Health Department's Division of Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Service at 1-609-826-4920 or visit www.state.nj.us/health.

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