- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A nurse arrested in connection with a possible outbreak of hepatitis C at a Washington hospital says she didn’t use drugs and is not a carrier of hepatitis C.

The News Tribune reports Cora Weberg, who was arrested last week and released from the Pierce County jail Monday, has not been charged, but her nursing license was suspended by the state.

State records say Weberg, a nurse at Puyallup’s Good Samaritan Hospital, admitted to investigators that she “diverted injectable fentanyl and hydromorphone from the hospital for her personal use.”

At a press conference Tuesday, Weberg denied using drugs.

Records say Weberg told the state she had been informed several years ago that she tested positive for hepatitis C after donating blood, but Weberg said that was not true.

She says she told the state that she is not “a contagious carrier of hepatitis C”.

Weberg’s attorney, Bryan Hershman, said she admitted to stealing drugs to use in a failed suicide attempt.


Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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