Let’s pray that these swimmers have merely contracted a relatively benign stomach bug and not the new ‘superbug’ that is resistant to Vancomycin and Linezolid. This new ‘bug’ started in India, and one of its hallmarks is diarrhea. — PID
(SKY NEWS ONLINE) — Tests have been being carried out on the Commonwealth Games swimming pools in Delhi after a number of athletes were struck down with a stomach virus.
About 20% of the England swimming squad are suffering from the bug
Up to 20 swimmers from the England and Australian teams have fallen ill and it is thought the quality of water at the aquatic centre could be to blame.
About 20% of the England swimming squad – about eight competitors, including Rebecca Adlington and Fran Halsall – were affected.