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CDC: Organ donor TB case reveals flaws in transplant screening

from MedPage Today

A rare case of organ donor-transmitted tuberculosis occurred in California as part of a 2014-2015 outbreak, despite adherence by health officials to recommended guidelines for transplant-related TB evaluation, the CDC reported. The seven-case outbreak, which included the deceased organ donor and a double-lung recipient, was traced by CDC and California Department of Health investigators to a source case who was apparently infectious for roughly three years before receiving treatment for TB. more

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