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Military To Cover As 1,200 Winter Olympics Security Staff Is Infected With Norovirus aka Vomiting Flu (Video)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:54
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus.

Games organizers said 32 workers are being treated for norovirus in quarantine, including 21 from the Civil Security Staff and three foreigners.

About 1,200 people working security were being kept in their rooms while being tested for norovirus.

“To address the shortfall in security workforce due to the isolation, 900 military personnel have been deployed to take over the work of the civil safety personnel,” the organizing committee said in a statement. “They will work across 20 venues until all affected workforce are able to return to duty.”

Tests over the last five days on the water used for cooking and general consumption have proved negative for norovirus, organizers said. But hygiene inspections will be intensified on all food and beverage facilities at the Olympics, which open on Friday.

“Surveys on tap water, the food preparation staff, and food items are currently being conducted to trace the route of transmission,” organizers said.

Norovirus is a contagious virus that causes stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea. The most effective way to stop the spread is to practice good hand-washing and personal hygiene.

In a statement, POCOG said that starting Sunday workers reported headaches, stomach pain and diarrhea. The Gangwon Province Health and Environment Research Center found  41 workers with symptoms that might be related to the virus. The others have been pulled from duty to prevent possible spreading of the illness.

The workers are largely responsible for checking credentials and screening baggage entering the venues. The military personnel were brought in from about 40 minutes away.

Source SfGate.com and AP and South Korea News

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  • raburgeson

    Wonder if this is related to any vaccine given.

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