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JACKSON, Miss. – An extremely rare infection has been passed from an organ donor to at least one recipient in what is thought to be the first human-to-human transfer of the amoeba, medical officials said Friday.
Organs are routinely tested for HIV, hepatitis and other more common infections, but occasionally rare ones slip through.
"We test for the known harmful diseases, but there's not a test for every single pathogen out there," said Dr. Kenneth Kokko, medical director of kidney transplants at UMMC.