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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2005 Oct 14;54(40):1021-3.

West Nile virus infections in organ transplant recipients--New York and Pennsylvania, August-September, 2005.


In September 2005, West Nile virus (WNV) infection was confirmed in three of four recipients of organs transplanted from a common donor. Two recipients subsequently had neuroinvasive disease, one recipient had asymptomatic WNV infection, and a fourth recipient apparently was not infected. This report summarizes the ongoing investigation. Clinicians should be aware of the potential for transplant-associated transmission of infectious disease.

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