Winter Olympics 2018 Norovirus OUTBREAK: Is North Korean bio-attack behind crippling bug?

Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Paul Martin

A CRIPPLING norovirus stomach bug has struck the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, leaving hundreds in agonising pain. Fears are now mounting that North Korea stands behind the attack, months after the communist state vowed revenge for exposing its bio-weapon facilities to the world.

By SEBASTIAN KETTLEY
Express.co.uk
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The number of norovirus infections have doubled in the run up to the Winter Olympics 2018, with hundreds suffering from painful bouts of diarrhoea and projectile vomiting.

As many as 128 cases have been confirmed by the Olympics organising committee on Thursday and more than 1,2000 people have been quarantined.

The norovirus is one of the most common winter stomach bugs, responsible for gut-wrenching cramps, aching limbs, fevers and headaches.

Kim Hyun-jun, director of the Korea Centre for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC), confirmed on Wednesday that authorities were battling the spread of the virus.

So far no deaths have been reported, despite false and misleading headlines on social media, and the winter flu typically clears out without medical treatment after several days.

Mr Kim said: “In order to stop the further outbreak of the virus, we’re quarantining patients beginning from the diagnosis to the treatment. We’re going to minimise this outbreak.”

The expert further underlined January and February are “peak seasons” for the winter flu, but some have pointed the finger at another potential culprit.

Earlier in 2017, horrifying reports from North Korea revealed that the threat of nuclear attack is not the only significant danger lurking deep within the hermit state.

An October study from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, reported the development of the biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction in the heart of the country.

Andrew C Weber, former Assistant Secretary of Defence for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defence Programs, said: “This is an issue that is generally neglected by the national security community.

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