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Twitter used to release latest information on treatment of Brevard County Sheriff's Office carbon monoxide victims

Did you get the latest updates on Friday's breaking news in Brevard FIRST?

ROCKLEDGE, FL - Breaking news on Friday's Brevard County Sheriff's Office carbon monoxide victims from Cape Canaveral Hospital was released first on Twitter, marking the first time Health First, Brevard County's largest hospital system, has used the service to update media in a breaking news situation.

Health First operates four hospitals on Florida's Space Coast, including Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, and Viera Hospital.

Throughout the incident, Health First sent out the following tweets:

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Brk news: Cape Canaveral Hospital anticipates treating approx 7 from BCSO dispatch CO incident. More info TBD. Media calls: 321-412-8810

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Update: Confirmed 7 cases at Cape Canaveral Hosp. Prelim triage shows no serious exposure to CO. More testing underway.

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Brk news update: Cape Canaveral PIO avail on camera 2-2:30p in hosp lot entrance near roadside. PIO avail for phoners now. 321-412-8810.

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Brk news update: 1 of 7 from BCSO incident released from Cape Cnvrl Hosp. Rest prob released soon. No serious inj. PIO avail 2pm.

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Final update: All 7 BCSO patients treated and released from Cape Canaveral Hospital. No further info upcoming. PIO at hospital until 2:30.

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To ensure you receive breaking news first from Health First, follow Health First on Twitter: @HealthFirstNews.