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#London2017: Several Jamaican athletes with diarrhoea-like symptoms

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2017 | 6:05 PM
London 2017 organisers have released a statement confirming that a number of teams had reported cases of gastroenteritis at their official hotel.

Several Jamaicans competing at the London World Championships are said to be presenting diarrhoea-like symptoms.

It was not immediately clear who are the athletes and  how many  have shown the symptoms, but according to Television Jamaica's Spencer Darlington, Jamaica's team doctor Kevin Jones confirmed the development.

Jones also reported that 400m runner, Chrisann Gordon, had stomach issues yesterday and had to be treated.

In the meantime, the Guardian has reported that 30 athletes from several countries have been infected in a suspected outbreak of the norovirus resulting in vomiting. 

Six members of the Canadian team have reportedly turned up with the symptoms. 

London 2017 organisers have released a statement confirming that a number of teams had reported cases of gastroenteritis at their official hotel. 

"Those affected have been supported by both team and LOC medical staff, in addition we have been working with Public Health England to ensure the situation is managed and contained," the organising committee said. 

Public Heath England today said that laboratory tests had confirmed that two infections were caused by the norovirus.