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Liver infected by a pet hamster. ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:20pm

Liver infected by a pet hamster...more scrutiny on transplants?  BD 

image A Massachusetts woman whose husband died after receiving an infected liver in a transplant has filed a lawsuit against PetSmart.

Nancy Magee's lawsuit claims the liver donor was infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis by a hamster she had purchased from PetSmart, WCVB-TV in Boston reported. When the donor died of a stroke, her organs were transplanted by medical teams unaware of the infection into three recipients, all of whom died.

Lawsuit traces transplant death to hamster

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