Man who received pig heart transplant has died after pig virus found
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Viral infection may explain why a pig's heart failed months after being transplanted in a ground-breaking surgery
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I’m happy that the heart worked, but sad about the virus and person’s death. RIP. Hopefully next round they ensure there are no viruses and that the heart operates for much longer.

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I wonder why this wasn’t screened before the transplant.

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If it was a latent virus it would be much more difficult to identify. Latent viruses are a more advanced virus as it has all cell replication embed the viral genome within it and will continue to replicate for sometimes decades until side effects begin. Most definitely still a major oversight on the physician’s end but at least if was a latent virus things would make more sense.

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