An additional five security workforce have reported unable to work today due to gastrointestinal symptoms bringing the total number of reported cases to 53.
All five have been told to remain at home until they have been clear of symptoms for 48 hours.
The Public Health Protection Unit of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Health Protection Scotland and environmental health officers of Glasgow City Council are working together with Games organisers and contractors to investigate, monitor and contain this incident. Good levels of communication are being delivered to village residents and workforce and every precaution is being taken with everyone being very vigilant.
Dr Gillian Penrice, Consultant in Public Health Medicine for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “As we would expect, the number of new cases is continuing to decline.
“Staff who have been symptom free for 48 hours are starting to return to work and those who are still experiencing mild symptoms are not giving any cause for concern as a result of the virus.
“Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK and is usually mild and generally lasts for 24 hours.
“Village residents and workforce have been informed and issued with health information and we continue 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.
Are there likely to be more cases?
Although all necessary steps are being taken to minimise risk, we cannot say that there will not be additional cases of norovirus among members of the workforce at the Commonwealth Games Village in individuals who may have been exposed to norovirus before infection control measures were introduced.