More on infections transmitted by donor organs

Over a week ago I noted the two cases of Balamuthia mandrillaris infections transmitted to two organ transplant recipients from a donor in Mississippi. Until today, the media attention had only been local. This morning's New York Times is covering this story and raises the question of whether patients with undiagnosed neurologic conditions, such as the donor in these cases, are acceptable donors or whether they should be excluded from the transplantation process.


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