07/16/2014 09:50 EDT | Updated 09/15/2014 05:59 EDT

Commonwealth Games village in Glasgow hit by outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting among workforce

GLAGOW, Scotland - The Commonwealth Games athletes' village has been hit by an outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting just as competitors are arriving in Glasgow.

Games organizers say they are investigating 12 cases of the illness among the workforce at the village, but there are no reported cases of athletics or team officials being infected.

Organizers said in a statement that "village residents and workforce have been informed and issued with health information," adding that "the village is open and operating as normal."

The games, featuring former British Empire nations, run from July 23 through Aug. 3