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CDC Reports On UPMC Mold Case

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The Centers for Disease Control has issued a preliminary report into four cases of mold-related infections among UPMC transplant patients in 2014 and 2015. The four had undergone organ transplants that had compromised their resistance to infection and were diagnosed with mucormycosis, a rare and sometimes fatal mold-related infection. Three of the patients later died. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Ben Schmitt, who broke the story, joins us to discuss what was in the CDC's report.

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