Hospital Hit With Computer Virus Forced to Turn Away Patients

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Gwinnett Medical Center was forced to turn away patients between Dec. 7 and Dec. 9 after it was hit by a computer virus that downed the hospital’s network.

The problem started Wednesday but got progressively worse until the hospital had to divert all non-emergency patients to other medical centers, reports. By Dec. 9, the IT team had the virus under control.

The source of the outbreak is still not clear.

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