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Computer Virus Forces Hospital to Turn Away Patients

A Georgia hospital was recently forced to turn ambulances away after their information systems were infected with a computer virus (malware). The problem meant staff were unable to process admissions quickly enough to cope with demand. A ... spokesperson for the Gwinnett Medical Center said that while a malicious software infection is rare, this one in particular was more severe than any before it. The virus affected the center's two facilities, located in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Hospital Admin Goes Back to the Pre-Computer Era The computer virus infection forced staff to take the details of ... (view more)

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