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Former B.C. nurse raises alarm over infection control

Carrier of superbug MRSA says hospital didn't keep her properly isolated

A former nurse infected with a deadly superbug is accusing a B.C. hospital of failing to take proper measures to control the spread of infection.

"In my experience, proper isolation practices were non-existent," said retired nurse Jeannie Whitfield.

Whitfield is a carrier of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause serious illness or death if caught by elderly or ill patients.

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