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Rabies cases probably linked to kidney donor in China: Study | Outbreak News Today

Rabies cases probably linked to kidney donor in China: Study | Outbreak News Today | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
It appears that two renal transplant recipients have been diagnosed with rabies which appears to have been transmitted by a deceased donor in Southern China.

More on the case can be viewed via this link  - https://t.co/qtRj4wyksm
Deborah Verran's insight:
Encephalitis in a potential organ donor can be due to an infectious agent and hence is usually a contraindication to organ donation proceeding.
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CDC Confirms Rabies Death in Organ Transplant Recipient

CDC Confirms Rabies Death in Organ Transplant Recipient | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This week, CDC laboratories tested tissue samples from the donor and from the recipient who died to confirm transmission of rabies through organ transplantation. In early March, the Maryland Department of Health and ...

 

Other commentary from one of the CDC scientists highlighting the unusual nature of this case including the diagnosis being made many months following the transplant procedure via this link-

 

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/15/man-dies-of-rabies-from-donated-kidney/1990831/?sf10525060=1 

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