One ward at Letterkenny General Hospital has been closed due to an outbreak the winter vomiting bug.

There are a number of suspected cases of the bug at the hospital and the Health Services Executive says that as a precautionary measure one ward remains closed to futher admissions.

A statement says that the illness may be due to a viral infection and measures have been put in place to reduce as far as possible the risk of the virus spreading within the hospital.

The public have been asked to co-operate in this by only visiting where it is essential.