Greensboro Hospital Warns People Of Norovirus Outbreak

People are being asked to stay away from a Greensboro health ystem's hospitals because of an outbreak of norovirus.

The Moses Cone Health System is trying to control the highly contagious stomach virus, and officials say the public should stay away unless they absolutely must go to one of the hospitals.

The outbreak was confirmed in a unit of Moses Cone Memorial hospital last week. The virus has also been confirmed in other hospital units of Moses Cone and Wesley Long Community Hospital.

Officials are asking visitors to stay home and not bring children to the hospitals unless necessary.

Doctors say they don't want any of the sick patients to get even sicker.

Norovirus symptoms generally last two or three days without long-term effects.