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Athletes added to Games lineup as outbreak stemmed
More athletes arrive for Commonwealth Games in Scotland as stomach virus scare fades
By DENNIS PASSA
Associated Press
2014-07-22 03:42 AM

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The athletes' village at the Commonwealth Games welcomed 1,000 more competitors from 25 countries on Monday, and none of them should have to worry about a stomach virus that affected staff at the site last week.

Games officials said an outbreak of norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal illness which affected 53 employees, was under control. A temporary toilet facility identified as a likely source of the infection was shut down.

The news came as a relief to Commonwealth Games Federation officials. Four years ago in New Delhi, more than a dozen swimmers from Australia and England fell ill from a stomach virus at the swimming venue, and before the India games began there were complaints about unsanitary conditions in the athletes' village.

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