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West Nile passed by organ transplant

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posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 03:55 PM
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Three people who received organ transplants from the same donor have come down with West Nile Virus and two of them are critically ill. The donor lived near a park in the Bronx where West Nile had been detected in mosquitos. This is the second report of West Nile being transmitted this way.

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I have to say I am surprised by this -- it never crossed my mind that West Nile could be passed like this. I live in an area where there has been West Nile for years so maybe I just am more interested in following how this is progressing.




posted on Oct, 12 2005 @ 02:19 PM
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Well I guess I am the only one amazed by this
To me it brings up questions of whether or not Lymes has been transmitted like this also -- I cannot imagine going thru a transplant only to end up really ill from another disease - or the distress of a family who are told the transplant was a success but your *fill in the blank* died of an illness that the donor had that we hadn't tested for.

I may be more in tune to these 2 things because I live in an area that there are lots of cases of both.



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