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Rabid Transplant Organs Kills Three

Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:40 pm

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

http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/07/01/rabies.organ.transplant/index.html

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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ArmitageShanks
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RE: Rabid Transplant Organs Kills Three

Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:44 pm

That's crazy.
 
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RE: Rabid Transplant Organs Kills Three

Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:58 pm

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!"

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RE: Rabid Transplant Organs Kills Three

Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:03 pm

Oh yes....

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johnboy
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RE: Rabid Transplant Organs Kills Three

Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:19 pm

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

 
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RE: Rabid Transplant Organs Kills Three

Fri Jul 02, 2004 8:26 pm

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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