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Cumbrian NHS Trust facing two Norovirus outbreaks

Ward 4B at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven is closed to visitors. Credit: ITV Border

Health officials are asking visitors to refrain from calling into two separate wards in the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust area due to norovirus outbreak.

Willow C ward at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and Ward 4B at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

Ward 4A at West Cumberland Hospital has now reopened to visitors after an outbreak of norovirus last week.

Symptoms of norovirus include diarrhoea and vomiting and the virus can seriously affect vulnerable patients.