University of Utah officials say a computer virus has infected more than 700 campus computers, including those at the school's three hospitals.

 

University health sciences spokesman Chris Nelson said the outbreak of the Conficker worm, which can slow computers and steal personal information, was first detected April 9. By April 10, the virus had infiltrated computers at the hospitals, medical school, and colleges of nursing, pharmacy, and health.

 

Nelson says patient data and medical records have not been compromised.

 

"That's secured in a much deeper way because of the implications," he said.


Nelson said the virus is mainly

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