Until today, it'd been reported the 194 diagnosed cases of norovirus in PyeongChang were limited to security personnel and visitors. Now, the New York Times reports, two Swiss competitors are the first athletes to have contracted it.
Though the athletes weren't identified by the Swiss Olympic delegation, they'd been showing symptoms of the virus for a few days, the organization confirmed. The athletes were removed from the Olympic Village and sequestered in private spaces (as is typically the case because norovirus is highly contagious) and are now symptom-free after receiving care.
The delegation did not say if the athletes would compete: “We would like to point out that athletes affected by norovirus will be admitted to the competitions in good physical condition and after examination by a Swiss team doctor,” their statement read. “It is also not out of the question that the athletes are competitive after surviving the disease.”
Reuters reports one of the athletes affected was Fabian BÃ¶sch, a skier who went viral earlier in the Games for ... this:
There have been no further reports of other athletes contracting the virus.
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