- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Officials say a third transplant patient who contracted a mold infection at a Pittsburgh hospital has died.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1V0JbhZ ) reports the patient, who had undergone a liver transplant, died Thursday night at UPMC Montefiore. That’s next door to UPMC Presbyterian, where two heart transplant patients contracted fungal infections and later died.

UPMC Presbyterian said the cardiothoracic intensive care unit was closed Sept. 3 for an environmental cleanup after mold was discovered.

UPMC said Friday it’s placing all transplant patients at UPMC Presbyterian and Montefiore on new antifungal medications as a precaution.


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com



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