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.