17 More Confirmed Norovirus Cases at Olympics, Nearly 200 in 12 Days as Outbreak Worsens - NBC 6 South Florida
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17 More Confirmed Norovirus Cases at Olympics, Nearly 200 in 12 Days as Outbreak Worsens

Authorities say 147 of the 194 victims have recovered and been released from quarantine

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    Norovirus Hits 2018 Winter Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee is taking steps to try to control a growing health concern in Pyeongchang after an outbreak of the norovirus, a common, yet severe stomach virus that causes unpleasant symptoms. The IOC isolated 1,200 security personnel and 41 guards have been hospitalized so far. Military troops have been brought in to help with security in the meantime.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018)

    What to Know

    • 17 more cases of norovirus have been reported at the Olympics, bringing the total confirmed cases to 194 since the beginning of the month

    • Authorities say 147 of the 194 victims have recovered and been released from quarantine

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

    Another 17 cases of norovirus have been reported at the Pyeongchang Olympics, bringing the total confirmed cases to 194 since the beginning of the month.

    The dozen and a half new cases were reported Monday. Of the new cases, eight are in Pyeongchang, and nine are in Gangneung, the city where the ice sports are taking place.

    Authorities say 147 of the 194 victims 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.

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    Norovirus is a common, infectious bug that causes unpleasant 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 sanatizer.