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Health & Fit 199 Norovirus Cases Have Been Confirmed at the 2018 Winter Olympics

03:25  14 february  2018
03:25  14 february  2018 Source:   time.com

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The dreaded norovirus has hit the Winter Olympics . At least 199 people are sick. As of today, there were 199 confirmed norovirus cases . People with the virus typically have uncontrollable bouts of vomiting and diarrhea.

The 2018 Winter Olympics began on Thursday, February 8th in PyeongChang, South Korea. Since the outbreak began there have been 199 confirmed cases of norovirus [4], with the majority of cases being security guards for the games [5]. 41 guards have been hospitalized and more than 1,200

a group of people standing in front of a building: Visitors queue to next to the Olympic rings on day three of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea on on Feb. 12, 2018 © Carl Court—Getty Images Visitors queue to next to the Olympic rings on day three of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea on on Feb. 12, 2018 (PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) — Five more cases of norovirus have been reported at the Pyeongchang Olympics, bringing the total confirmed cases to 199 since the beginning of the month.

Of the new cases reported Tuesday, two are in Pyeongchang and two are in Gangneung, the South Korean city where ice sports are taking place.

Authorities say 154 of those affected have recovered and been released from quarantine.

Earlier in the Olympics, about 1,200 security workers were sequestered over norovirus fears, forcing the military to step in to help with security.

Norovirus is a common, infectious bug that causes symptoms including diarrhea and vomiting but doesn’t require medical treatment.

There are signs all over the Olympics reminding people to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.

FDA warns about potentially contaminated oysters .
About 100 people have reported illnesses in California after they consumed raw British Columbian oysters sold by restaurants and retailers throughout the state Health officials are warning consumers about a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada. According to the California Department of Health, as of April 27, approximately 100 people have reported illnesses after they consumed raw British Columbian oysters sold by restaurants and .In Canada, there have been a total of 172 illnesses linked to oyster consumption. No deaths have been reported. The U.

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