A ward at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital has been closed to new admissions after a “small number of patients” came down with flu.
Patients in Ward 5 are being monitored and NHS Tayside said “appropriate” infection control measures have been put in place.
To help reduce the spread of infection, visitors are asked to avoid visiting if possible and asked to wash or gel their hands as usual.
Dr Gabby Phillips, lead infection control doctor, said: “Ward 5 has been closed as a precaution and we are closely monitoring the situation.”
“We ask that visitors who have coughs and colds which could be flu not to visit friends and relatives until they are better.”