Norovirus Brings Boil Water Advisory to PyeongChang
(ATR) Olympic security personnel are in quarantine to contain a norovirus outbreak at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games.
PyeongChang 2018 organizers (POCOG) have confirmed 32 cases of norovirus, 21 of which are among private security forces being held at the Horeb Youth Center in Jinbu.
POCOG issued a statement with a list of measures to prevent the spread of the outbreak such as thoroughly washing hands and thoroughly cooking food.
An investigation is ongoing into the 1,023 residents of the youth center by the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention to determine how the highly-contagious virus was contracted and spread.
In order to combat the diminished security force by the quarantine, POCOG has called in 900 South Korean military personnel.
“[Those who are sick] need only a few days of medical treatment."
This is the second international sporting event in the past seven months to suffer from a norovirus outbreak.
The 2017 IAAF World Championships in London also had a similar norovirus outbreak that affected 30 people and some athletes.
“As a president of POCOG, I would like to apologize for this,” Lee said.
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