Prince Charles Hospital Brisbane fungal cluster: Muhammad thought his life was ... trends now
A grieving family is demanding answers after a much-loved GP and heart transplant patient became what is suspected to be the first casualty of a deadly fungal cluster at a major hospital.
After months in and out of hospital he succumbed to multiple complications September 20 and appears to be the first fatality out of five transplant patients exposed to the fungal spores.
Heart transplant patient Dr Muhammad Hussain (pictured left with daughter Muskaan) has died of complications stemming from a fungal infection
It was reported this week that fellow heart transplant recipient Adam Retmock, 45, was also a victim of fungal infection leading to his death on Friday.
Dr Hussain's daughter Muskaan Hussain, 23, has demanded to know why hers and other families were not told of the fungal infection until the day it appeared in the media.
'We were contacted by a doctor at the Prince Charles hospital hours before it was revealed in the media,' she told Seven News.
She said the hospital's communication 'was lacking quite a bit'.
'I felt they weren't as upfront as I would expect them to be,' she said.
'I feel like I still have a lot of questions.'
Ms Hussain said her father would be missed by hundreds of patients at his Moreton Bay practice in Mango Hill.
Mr Retmock's family also said he only learnt of the potentially fatal infection while watching the news in hospital following his