LEWISBURG – A mysterious problem has shut down a VA clinic in Greenbrier County for the rest of this week.
The community-based outpatient clinic in Lewsiburg is closed while officials work to determine what, if anything, is in the air.
Employees at the VA clinic reported an odd sensation last week and others said they had a bad taste in their mouth. Some felt light-headed and even went to the emergency room to be checked.
Environmental health and safety officials are working to identify the problem.
Primary Care doctor, Wayne McBride, says it’s a strange issue.
“Something that was kind of hard to describe. It was something that was in the air, it caused an unpleasant taste in their mouth, or made them feel a little unwell.”
Patients are currently being treated at the Beckley VA hospital until the clinic reopens. Testing should be finished by next Wednesday.