Norovirus Is Spreading Like Crazy at the 2018 Winter Olympics

From TIME - February 9, 2018

The number of people affected by Norovirus at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has more than doubled in just two days, reaching a total of 86, according to the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

So far, no athletes have been affected by the highly contagious virus, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus hit PyeongChang days before the 2018 Winter Olympics began, with 32 cases reported on Tuesday.

Olympic organizers quarantined around 1,200 security staff when the virus first broke out, calling in military personnel to replace them. According to The New York Times, new cases of Norovirus have spread beyond security staff, affecting members of the PyeongChang Olympics Organizing Committee, venue personnel and cafeteria workers.


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