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Norovirus cases rise to nearly 200 at Winter Olympics

AFP  |  Pyeongchang 

cases at the Pyeongchang have risen to nearly 200, organisers said today, despite an intense battle to contain the outbreak.

Seventeen new cases have taken the total to 194, although 147 of those affected have already been released from quarantine, they said.

About 1,200 security guards were quarantined and replaced by hundreds of soldiers when the highly contagious bug first came to light last week.

Officials say they are doing everything they can to stop more people getting the virus, which causes diarrhoea and and can be spread by and

Any illness spreading to the competitors would be a major embarrassment to hosts

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:55 IST