128 Norovirus Cases Confirmed Around 2018 Winter Olympics Sites

Forty-two more cases of norovirus were confirmed around the sites of the  2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Thursday, bringing  the official tally of cases this week to 128. The New York Times  reports that 97 of the cases have been at Horeb Youth Centre, a  dormitory that housed many local security staff members; 11 were in  Pyeongchang; 20 were in Gangneung. 

Event organizers have been working  tirelessly to carry out a scorched-earth assault on every last germ in a  40-mile radius, and everyone entering the cafeteria in the athletes’  village was stopped and required to take a dollop of 62-percent ethanol  hand sanitizer. More than a thousand people have been quarantined as  organizers have rushed to halt the spread of the virus, which can cause  bouts of vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Source:  New York Times