'Norovirus Outbreak Likely Caused by Contaminated Water'

Write : 2018-02-13 09:32:50 Update : 2018-02-13 14:18:36

The outbreak of norovirus in the Olympic host town of PyeongChang was likely caused by contaminated water.

This is according to an interim report from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) on Tuesday. 

The number of people infected with norovirus is still rising since the outbreak in Pyeongchang last week.

The KCDC said that as of 4 p.m. Monday, a total of 194 cases have been confirmed, as 17 additional people were found to have been affected by the virus, which causes vomiting and diarrhea. 

Eight of the 17 additional cases were reported in Pyeongchang, while nine other patients were reported in Gangneung. 

The KCDC said that currently, 47 patients are quarantined, while 147 others have recovered.

No Olympic athlete has been affected with the virus so far.

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