A Irish patient will be on an anti-Fungus treatment after she had to undergo a liver transplant because of a severe infection.
A number of other patients in the Irish Republic have had their liver transplants because of the virus.
But the first patient to get a transplant was a woman who was told she was too ill to go to the transplant clinic.
She was told to wait and her liver would be transplanted.
“She had a history of severe liver disease and her condition was such that she had no hope of surviving.
Her liver had deteriorated so much that it was very likely to fail,” said Dr Peter McNeil, director of transplant at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.”
It was decided to have her transplant at an advanced stage and in her case, the decision was made to wait for her liver to heal.”
The patient, who did not want to be named, had been diagnosed with rheumatoids and fibromyalgia and had started a liver cell transplant at a hospital in Galway.
Dr McNeil said she had not suffered any side effects from the transplant and the transplant was successful.
She will now be given anti-toxin medication.
Irish news agency RTE reported that the Irish transplant unit in Dublin had given the patient a dose of anti-bacterial drugs for the virus, as well as anti-parasite drugs for infection.
However, they did not provide any information about the treatment for the patient’s liver or if it was safe.
Irish health officials said the liver was being monitored.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said: “We have to fight this virus, we have to protect ourselves and we have no choice.”