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UPDATE ON MILD ILLNESS AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES VILLAGE

July 21, 2014 5:55 PM

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UPDATE ON MILD ILLNESS AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES VILLAGE

Following an update meeting today the Public Health Protection Unit (PHPU) of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), environmental health officers of Glasgow City Council, Health Protection Scotland (HPS) and Games organisers are fully satisfied that the necessary precautions are being put in place to contain this incident. 
 
There have been good levels of communication about hand washing, hygiene and reporting delivered to village residents and workforce and every precaution is being taken with everyone being very vigilant.

No further updates will be issued unless there is a significant change and the situation will continue to be closely monitored.
 
ENDS
 
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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