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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): FAQs for Transplant Recipients

*Last updated March 9, 2020*

Information regarding COVID-19 is changing rapidly. This document will be updated as able with new information. Please contact your transplant center with specific concerns.

Background:

Coronaviruses are common viruses that usually cause a simple cold. When new strains of viruses emerge, they can cause more severe disease as seen with the recent novel coronavirus disease called Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This coronavirus is called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome 2 virus (SARS-CoV-2). This new virus and disease were the cause of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, starting in December 2019 and ...