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Volume 19, Number 9—September 2013

Dispatch

West Nile Virus RNA in Tissues from Donor Associated with Transmission to Organ Transplant Recipients

Dianna M. BlauComments to Author , Ingrid B. Rabe, Julu Bhatnagar, Rachel Civen, Kavita K. Trivedi, Dominique Rollin, Susan N. Hocevar, Matthew Kuehnert, J. Erin Staples, Sherif R. Zaki, Marc Fischer, and the West Nile Virus Transplant-Associated Transmission Investigation Team
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (D.M. Blau, J. Bhatnagar, D. Rollin, S.N. Hocevar, M. Kuehnert, S.R. Zaki); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (I.B. Rabe, J.E. Staples, M. Fischer); Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (R. Civen); California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA (K. Trivedi)

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WNV in tissues from solid organ donor associated with WNV transmission to solid organ transplant recipients*

Specimens tested Tests performed†
RT-PCR Cell culture IHC staining
Spleen/lymph node homogenate
+
+
NT
Tissues
Skin +
Fat, tibia +
Tendon
Gracilis + NT
Achilles NT NT
Semitendinosus NT NT
Tibialis NT NT
Muscle
Attached to tibia +
Adjacent to gracilis tendon NT
Bone marrow
Femur +
Pelvis

NT
NT
Bone, pelvic cortical NT NT
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1Members of the West Nile Virus Transplant-Associated Transmission Investigation Team: Holenarasipur R. Vikram, David Mulligan, (Mayo Clinic, Phoenix); Gundeep Dhillon (Stanford University School of Medicine); Drew J. Winston, Johnny C. Hong (University of California Los Angeles Medical Center); Thomas Mone (OneLegacy); Marek J. Nowicki (Mendez National Institute of Transplantation); Joel Osborne, Pamela Rawlins (Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation); and Selam A. Tecle (Arizona Department of Health Services).

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