Games pool cleared of causing illness

The Commonwealth Games swimming pool has been tested and cleared of carrying any bacteria after concerns over the number of swimmers falling ill.

A dozen Australian and a handful of English swimmers have come down with stomach bugs, prompting officials to ask for the water in the pools to be re-tested.

However it's been given the all clear.

Not a single Kiwi swimmer has any symptoms, with the New Zealand team putting it down to having the right immunisations which reduce the risk of gastro bugs.

Officials are looking again at the food in the village and plumbing problems at the aquatics centre for possible causes.


- Newstalk ZB

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