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Rabid Organ Transplant Kills Maryland Man


Offbeat  (tags: animals, bizarre, wildlife, unusual )

Marty
- 865 days ago - bbc.co.uk
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



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Lisa Crow-graman (5)
Friday March 15, 2013, 5:41 pm
this is unbelievable . Why would they not test a donor s body for everything communicable ?
 

Nimue P. (323)
Friday March 15, 2013, 8:41 pm
How in the hell did this happen?
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday March 15, 2013, 8:57 pm
Wow. That is really tragic.
 

D D. (102)
Friday March 15, 2013, 9:25 pm
I would think they would run tests for all sorts of contagious diseases before transplantation but I guess not......Sad news for the family of the organ recipient.
 

Jabi Yeonnmin (164)
Friday March 15, 2013, 11:53 pm
How sad
 

Lynn D. (0)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 1:46 am
Interesting......seems kind of stupid on the doctors part.....and, truly sad! Thanks!
 

Tanya W. (57)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:16 am
No duty of care or procedures in place to prevent such an occurance - wrong!!!
 

cynthia B. (219)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:44 am
very disturbing How does this happen? One would think tests are run for contagious disease So sad for the family
 

Latoya Brookins (23)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:29 pm
I would have thought the organ would be tested. I thought they test for STDs, cancer, etc.
 
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