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CDC - Blogs - Safe Healthcare – New Guideline to Reduce Unexpected Disease Transmission Through Organ Transplantation

CDC - Blogs - Safe Healthcare – New Guideline to Reduce Unexpected Disease Transmission Through Organ Transplantation | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Posted online via the Centers for Disease Control in the United States. CDC - Blogs - Safe Healthcare – New Guideline to Reduce Unexpected Disease Transmission Through Organ Transplantation .

 

This guideline document focuses on the identification, testing, and risk assessment processes that are performed on deceased donors to address in particular hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

 

The full guideline document plus two accompanying editorials can also be accessed via this online edition of Public Health Reports-

http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/2013/06/19/new-guideline-transplant-safety/

 

 

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CDC Confirms Rabies Death in Organ Transplant Recipient

CDC Confirms Rabies Death in Organ Transplant Recipient | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This week, CDC laboratories tested tissue samples from the donor and from the recipient who died to confirm transmission of rabies through organ transplantation. In early March, the Maryland Department of Health and ...

 

Other commentary from one of the CDC scientists highlighting the unusual nature of this case including the diagnosis being made many months following the transplant procedure via this link-

 

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/15/man-dies-of-rabies-from-donated-kidney/1990831/?sf10525060=1 

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