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ppointed an epidemiologist to look into the connection between the cases."

Although preliminary reports from the epidemiologist demonstrated no link, the university plans to await the final assessments before moving staff back to the top floors of the Bourke St building.

Staff has been informed of the illnesses and investigations and has been given the option of working from home or other offices.

According to National Tertiary Education Union state secretary Matthew McGowan the university had failed to keep monitoring safety levels after the initial tests in 2001.

Mr McGowan said, ‘This would appear to be much more than coincidence, and RMIT has a responsibility to leave no stone unturned in seeking the cause. No one should return to working on those floors until the university is absolutely certain that it is safe.’

An information phone line has been set up for concerned students and families and will be staffed from 8.30am to 6pm. The number is 1800 155 945.


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