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Jim Rockford
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Man dies of Rabies-infected kidney transplant

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A man in the US state of Maryland has died of rabies, which he contracted from an infected kidney transplant more than a year ago, health officials say. The early March death has led officials to treat three other patients who received organs from the same donor. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say doctors did not suspect rabies as the cause of death in the donor and did not test for it. Typically no more than three cases of rabies are diagnosed in the US yearly. The donor died of raccoon rabies in Florida in 2011 after moving there from North Carolina. The recipients of the donor's heart, liver and other kidney are receiving anti-rabies vaccines, the CDC said in a news release on Friday. They live in Illinois, Georgia and Florida. "The organ transplantation occurred more than a year before the recipient developed symptoms and died of rabies," the CDC said, adding such an incubation period is much longer than usual but not unheard of. Despite this case, the benefits of organ transplantation "generally outweigh the risks", the CDC said in a statement.



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re: Man dies of Rabies-infected kidney transplant
:nb4badluckbrianmeme:


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DrunkPachyderm
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re: Man dies of Rabies-infected kidney transplant
do people learn nothing from "Scrubs"? Hell they even had the janitor calling that bin laden was in pakistan years before he was taken out.

Seriously though, sucks for that recipient but at least now they can treat the other people with the other organs from the donor.


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tidalmouse
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re: Man dies of Rabies-infected kidney transplant
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The donor died of raccoon rabies in Florida in 2011.


Whut...

BLBn5,4,3,2,1..
This post was edited on 3/16 at 6:56 am


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Lacour
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re: Man dies of Rabies-infected kidney transplant
Sounds like Dr Cox fricked up again


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