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Outbreak of viral gastroenteritis caused by norovirus in 2018 Winter Olympic Games, PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, February 2018

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01.02.2018

An outbreak of viral gastroenteritis caused by norovirus was reported among security staff at the Winter Olympics that take place from 9 to 25 February in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 128 confirmed norovirus cases, which occurred between 1 and 8 February 2018.

Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. A person usually develops symptoms 24 to 48 hours after being exposed to norovirus and symptoms typically last for up to 2 or 3 days. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces and objects.

You can help to prevent norovirus by:

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