Limerick hospital bans visitors after vomiting-bug outbreak

A total ban on visitors has been put in place at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

The HSE says six cases of the disease have been confirmed in three separate wards and that strict infection control precautions are in place.

Patients attending Accident and Emergency are being asked to only do so if absolutely necessary.

Out patient admissions have NOT been affected although patients will have to produce their appointment cards to gain entry to the hospital.

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