Furness General Hospital norovirus outbreak closes wards

The exterior of Furness General Hospital Image copyright Peter Byrne/PA
Image caption Hospital visitors are being asked to wash hands with soap and water before and after visiting any ward

An outbreak of norovirus at a Cumbria hospital has forced the closure of three wards.

Patients and staff at Furness General Hospital have had diarrhoea and vomiting.

Surgical and medical wards four, six and nine have been closed to admissions and transfers.

Visitors to affected wards are being advised not to visit with young children or if they have had symptoms within the previous 48 hours.

The trust has apologised for any disruption.

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