Norovirus Goes for Gold in PyeongChang

Olympic victory for officials in PyeongChang means containing a norovirus outbreak that threatens to sweep through packed facilities as the Winter Olympics kick off, the AP reported.

And pumping hand sanitizer won't stop the spread: the US CDC squashed that notion back in 2011.

Old-fashioned hand-washing, disinfectant and bleach are being deployed liberally as 128 cases of the stomach infection were reported in the past week, most at a youth center housing security staff where military reinforcements were sent in to replace 1,200 sequestered civilian security staff.

Wildly-contagious norovirus is the top contaminated food-related illness in the US, reported the Outbreak Observatory. But it’s not the only concern: seasonal and avian influenzas both appear to have tickets to the Games.

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