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3 Got Rabies After Organ Transplantation

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posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 02:38 PM
BBC: Organ donor sparks rabies alarm

Three people in Germany are seriously ill after receiving organ transplants from a woman infected with rabies...


posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 05:04 PM
Yahoo News: German Clinic Discovers Organ Donor Had Rabies

"five other hospitals in Germany had transplanted other organs from the deceased donor.
The clinic intended to provide further details later on Thursday."

I guess we´ll know more tomorrow. I thought they were checking these things before transplanting organs...

posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 05:12 PM
Beware of accepting organs from people foaming at the mouth! Seriously, this is crazy, how could this happen? I guess there is still not a reliable test for rabies beyond brain tissue examination?

posted on Feb, 22 2005 @ 02:44 AM
BBC: Two die in German rabies outbreak

Two are already dead.

"The virus infects the central nervous system. Symptoms include fever and headache and can progress to partial paralysis, hallucinations and fear of water. Death usually occurs within days of the symptoms appearing."

Do you have fear of water? Might be rabies...

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