Rabies-infected organ donor had been bitten by raccoons, report reveals

07/24/2013 | U.S. News & World Report · Las Vegas Sun

The organ donor whose kidney transmitted rabies to a transplant patient received two raccoon bites for which he was not treated a few months before he became ill and died, according to new data reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Tests verified the recipient contracted rabies from the infected kidney. Three other transplant patients who received organs from the same donor underwent rabies prophylaxis and did not develop rabies.

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