A man was recovering in hospital last night after catching a computer virus. William Gates of St. Austell, Cornwall was said to be really poorly, but on the mend.
It is thought Gates was sent a virus from a friend, after sending out too many game requests, on a popular social networking site. A computer expert said “We knew it was only a matter of time before someone caught something off the computer. William must have really upset someone! I do believe he sent out a lot of games requests right before he got ill! There’s nothing people hate more than games requests!”
Gates told 999 operators he “felt really weird and had terrible gas, after spending a lot of time in front of the computer.”
An Air Ambulance was sent out. It was later confirmed, he was the first person in the world to catch a virus through the computer.
Experts added “Only send a game request if you genuinely think someone will want to play. You never know who is really being invited and like William it is really easy to catch a virus. If you feel any of the symptoms; lots of gas i.e. the farts, feeling weird, taking selfies in the toilet or adding lol or lmfao at the end of every status – you should call for help immediately, as you may have caught a computer bug or virus.