Centres for Disease Control and Prevention:
ridiculous wrote:Duisenberg wrote:You think the IAAF can control all the variables? You think they are in charge of the lab in Cambridge and can just order them to drop all other work they are doing and test the sample of Isaac Makwala of Botswana because its the most important thing in the world? It's not an anti-doping lab, it's just a lab run by NHS or some other health body.ridiculous wrote:Yeah, and as the woman representing the health of the athletes said on TV, the only lab available to carry out those tests is in Cambridge, and it takes a day for the results to get back after sending the samples.Makwala was quarantined on Tuesday, the final was on Wednesday. if the IAAF acted in the best interest of the athletes, they would have done absolutely everything in their power to get those lab results asap, instead of sitting on their lazy asses and being content with destroying an athletes dreams
Makwala exhibited all the signs of norovirus according to experienced doctors that examined him directly, along with a confirmed outbreak of norovirus in the same hotel that Makwala is staying (with medical tests). They hardly even need a confirmed diagnosis to advise that he doesn't go around infecting other athletes and stays in his room.
Where the Real-Time PCR Assays are not available (as in this case)
Linked cases are 30+ confirmed cases of norovirus at the athletes village.
Several enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) for detecting norovirus in stool samples are available. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared an EIA for detecting norovirus during outbreaks. EIAs are currently not sensitive enough for diagnosing individual cases.
Genetic characterization of norovirus strains found in stool and environmental samples has been very useful in epidemiologic investigations byâ€”
- linking cases to each other, and
- suggesting a common source.
Common source is the particular hotel they have all been staying at.