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Rabid Transplant Organs Kills Three  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30101 posts, RR: 58
Posted (11 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Three people have died in the US after receiving organs from an individual who it was later determined died from Rabies.


A fourth person who was supposed to receive organs from the same individual died on the operating table.

This is the first time that a rabies outbreak has been linked to contaminated organs. Previously there where only two cases of known, person to person contact.

Most rabies is transmitted from animal bites in the saliva. Once symptoms appear the condition in incurable.

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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3698 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

That's crazy.

User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

GREAT! Just one more dumb-ass thing for an transplant recipient to have to worry about! "Good news, dude! We found you a new heart." "Oops, sorry dude, that heart gave you rabies. Oh well, you didn't expect to make it much longer anyway!"

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool

DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

Oh yes....

And JeffM, you said what about healtcare in the US compared to Europe yesterday??  Big grin

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2634 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Worrisome, but sounds like an isolated incident. Otherwise there would be lots of transplant recipients dropping like flies.

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2634 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

BTW, this thread title should be in the Hall of Fame/Shame, right alongside the infamous New York Post headline screaming, "Headless Body in Topless Bar!"

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