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Hospital staff are asking people who feel unwell to avoid visiting their relatives and friends, due to the highly contagious winter vomiting bug.
Norovirus is the most common cause of vomiting and diarrhoea and can be particularly dangerous for people with other medical conditions.
An outbreak of the winter vomiting bug has closed two wards in Cumbria.
The West Cumberland Hospital and Carlisle Infrmary both have one ward closed due to the spread of norovirus.
Staff are asking visitors who feel poorly, to avoid visiting relatives and friends at this time.