Transplant patient dies after contracting SARS-CoV-2 from donor lungs: US
Doctors are reporting what is believed to be the first confirmed case in the US of COVID-19 transmission via an organ transplant.
The University of Michigan team say the patient developed COVID-19 after receiving lungs from a donor who had returned a negative nasopharyngeal PCR test.
The donor was tested within 48 hours of being admitted to hospital with severe head injuries sustained in a car accident.
Her family confirmed she had no recent history of travel or fever, cough, headache or diarrhoea.