Norovirus risk classified as high as terrorism at Olympics
LONDON — Health chiefs fear the fact hundreds of thousands of people from around the world will all be in one place this summer would increase the likelihood of contagious bugs or even new strains spreading, according to The Telegraph.
The warnings are included in a Home Office risk assessment which puts "natural events" alongside terrorism, organized crime, extremism and public disorder as the main threats, the article stated.
"The likelihood of a new, or newly recognized, infectious disease spreading to the U.K. is low but, with large numbers of visitors entering the U.K. at that time, we will need to be alert to these and to the more likely, but less serious, risk of a foodborne illness or gastrointestinal outbreak such as norovirus," the risk assessment warned.
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