The number of confirmed norovirus cases reported at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea has risen by 11, including seven security staff at the Horeb Youth Centre, bringing the outbreak total to 139.


While the source of the outbreak has not been pinpointed, the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) and the Korean Centers for Disease Control (KCDC) have implemented a number of measures against infectious diseases to include: Designating a supervisor for each accommodation facility to monitor daily cleaning, distribute 15,000 bottles of hand sanitizers, promote handwashing, quarantine of positive individuals until tests are negative, strengthening inspection of food at cafeterias by an additional dispatch of 20 more food and beverage inspectors and norovirus infection check of cooking staff and Olympic village cafeterias, to name a few.

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Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed. This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea and to throw up. These symptoms can be serious for some people, especially young children and older adults.