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London 2017 organisers quarantine hotel floor after gastroenteritis outbreak

• Tower Hotel statement claims ‘they are not the source of the illness’
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London 2017 organisers have ordered a floor in one of the hotels used by competitors to be quarantined after an outbreak of gastroenteritis was confirmed in a hotel.

The Tower Hotel, near Tower Bridge, told the BBC on Tuesday morning that investigations in conjunction with health officers and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) concluded “they are not the source of the illness” but at least two athletes who were due to compete were forced to withdraw from …read more

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