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By Eric Yaw Donkoh

Flu has broken out in the Commonwealth Games Village as three persons are reportedly being treated for influenza and are in isolation.

According to the sources, the medical centre received a confirmation of three cases of influenza within the village and acted upon by giving preventive medication to those in contact with the affected persons.

The identity of the patients, whether athletes, or team official(s) is yet to be known.

“The patients have been requested to remain in isolation until they no longer have symptoms and are being managed in conjunction with the Gold Coast Public Health Unit,” a statement from GOLDOC said on Monday.

Flu at 2018 Commonwealth Games Village
Flu at 2018 Commonwealth Games Village
In February, Queensland Health said influenza was striking down 32 people per day in the state and 21 had been admitted to intensive care for treatment, on the back of one of the worst flu seasons on record.

Four years ago a gastro outbreak in the Games village in Glasgow caused widespread concern among athletes but it was contained within the workforce and did not involve people who were part of food preparation.

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