Thursday, June 28, 2007

Soldier Blown Up in Iraq – Contracted MRSA twice from NHS


Sunday Mirror, 4 Mar, 2007 by Nick Owens

THE youngest British soldier wounded in Iraq caught the deadly superbug MRSA, TWICE after he was treated on a "filthy" NHS ward in Britain. Private Jamie Cooper, 18, was almost killed when shrapnel from a mortar round ripped through his stomach at his base in Basra. After being airlifted to safety he was treated in a mixed civilian ward at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham - and after a month was struck down by the killer infection.

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