There has been an outbreak of Norovirus, also known as Norwalk virus, at two hospitals in the Greensboro area. New patients will not be admitted and visitors are being asked to stay away. Children 12 years and younger will not be allowed inside. Full Story from Steve Hartsoe at WRAL.com
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two hospitals are asking people to stay away until they can control an outbreak of the highly contagious Norwalk stomach virus that has sickened patients and staff members.
Moses Cone Health System confirmed an outbreak of the virus at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, and believe the virus has also hit Wesley Long Hospital, two of the system’s three general service hospitals. The third hospital, in Reidsville, appeared to be unaffected.
Firm numbers of patients affected weren’t available, officials said.
In the lobby at Moses Cone, a sign Friday warned people about the virus and also urged them to wash their hands frequently. There was a hand sanitizer dispenser mounted on the wall by the sign.