Twenty additional members of the workforce at the Commonwealth Games Village have been reported as experiencing mild gastrointestinal symptoms. All 20 have been told to remain at home until they have been clear of symptoms for 48 hours. 

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This brings the total number of reported cases to 32, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde reported Thursday. 

The Public Health Protection Unit of NHSGGC has been made aware of all the cases and is working closely with the Games Organizers and Health Protection Scotland on local infection control measures at the Village to minimize risk. 

Dr Catriona Milosevic, Consultant in Public Health Medicine for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK and it is common to see the virus in the community. It’s usually mild and generally lasts for 24 hours. 

“The symptoms being experienced by these individuals are mild and none are giving any cause for concern as a result of the virus. 

“Village residents and workforce have been informed and issued with health information. There have been no reports from athletes or team officials and the Village is open and operating as normal. 

“We are continuing to monitor the situation closely.” .

Health officials say norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK. It is present all year round in the community and can affect people of all ages causing vomiting and/or diarrhea. There’s no specific cure for norovirus – it has to run its course. It’s usually mild and generally lasts for 24 hours. 

Although having norovirus can be unpleasant, it’s not usually dangerous and most people make a full recovery within a couple of days without having to see their GP.