Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 31st, 2002
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed the death as "probable transfusion associated," said John Hammond, a spokesman for the state Health Department.
Of more than 3500 known West Nile cases in 2002 year nationwide, about 15 are believed to have been from blood transfusions, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The 55-year-old woman received a kidney transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital September 6, 2002; she was discharged September 14 and readmitted 2 days later....
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