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Mild Illness at Commonwealth Games Village

July 16, 2014 12:34 PM

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Twelve members of Glasgow 2014 workforce working at the Commonwealth Games Village have been reported as experiencing mild gastrointestinal symptoms, thought to be due to Norovirus.

All 12 have been sent home and told to remain there until they have been clear of symptoms for 48 hours.

The Public Health Protection Unit of NHSGGC was notified of the cases yesterday and all appropriate infection control measures were put in place immediately.

Dr Gillian Penrice, Consultant in Public Health Medicine for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK and it is common to see the virus in the community. It's usually mild and generally lasts for 24 hours.

“The symptoms being experienced by these individuals are mild and none of the 12 are giving any cause for concern as a result of the virus.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation closely.”

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Notes to Editors
What is Norovirus
Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK. It is present all year round in the community and can affect people of all ages causing vomiting and/or diarrhoea.

There's no specific cure for norovirus – it has to run its course. It's usually mild and generally lasts for 24 hours.

Although having norovirus can be unpleasant, it's not usually dangerous and most people make a full recovery within a couple of days without having to see their GP.

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