Medical staff at Florida’s Tufts Medical Center may be leaving the state after the hospital was hit by a cyberattack.
The Florida Department of Health and Human Services confirmed to News24 that staff at the Tufts campus had been affected.
The department says it has no information to indicate the hospital is closed or that the staff have been laid off.
Officials say they are not able to release any more information on the matter at this time.
The health department says staff at Tufts are expected to be able to return to work as soon as possible.
Tufts said that the health department’s cyber team will help the medical facility identify and fix the issue.
A statement from the Tuft Medical Center says the health center has been made aware of an issue that could impact some staff members at Tuft.
The Tufts Health System and the Florida Department for Health are working together to identify and address the issue and to provide guidance and support to affected staff members.
The statement says that there are no immediate plans to suspend any services.
The announcement comes as health officials across the country have been faced with the possibility of losing their medical staff in a cyber attack.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the HealthCare.gov website crashed after hackers took over several healthcare facilities.
The HealthCare, which is run by the federal government, has been under cyberattack for months.
The Department of Homeland Security says it was unable to help officials respond to the cyberattack because the cyber attack is affecting a limited number of individuals.