SARS-CoV-2 infections among recent organ recipients, March-May 2020, United States

Jefferson M. Jones, Ian Kracalik, Meenakshi M. Rana, Ann Nguyen, Brian C. Keller, Aaron Mishkin, Charles Hoopes, Thomas Kaleekal, Abhinav Humar, Juan Vilaro, Gene Im, Lou Smith, April Justice, Collette Leaumont, Stephen Lindstrom, Brett Whitaker, Ricardo M. la Hoz, Marian G. Michaels, David Klassen, Wendi KuhnertSridhar V. Basavaraju

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Abstract

We conducted public health investigations of 8 organ transplant recipients who tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection. Findings suggest the most likely source of transmission was community or healthcare exposure, not the organ donor. Transplant centers should educate transplant candidates and recipients about infection prevention recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-555
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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