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Zero-Day Virus Forces EHR Downtime at 21 Health Science North Hospitals

January 18, 2019 - The computer system of Sudbury, Ontario-based Health Sciences North was infected by a zero-day virus, driving officials to shut down its EHR to contain the infection, according to local news outlet CBC Radio-Canada. Staff at the Sudbury Hospital discovered the hack on Thursday morning, prompting the system downtime to prevent the virus from spreading. Dominic Giroux, Health Sciences...


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