|Title||Update: investigation of rabies infections in organ donor and transplant recipients--Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, 2004.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Date Published||Jul 16|
|Keywords||Alabama, Arkansas, Brain / vi [Virology], Fatal Outcome, Humans, Iliac Artery / tr [Transplantation], Iliac Artery / vi [Virology], IM, Liver Transplantation, Oklahoma, Organ Transplantation, Rabies / tm [Transmission], Rabies virus / ip [Isolation & Purification], Texas, Tissue Donors|
On July 1, 2004, CDC reported laboratory confirmation of rabies as the cause of encephalitis in an organ donor and three organ recipients at Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) in Dallas, Texas. Hospital and public health officials in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas initiated public health investigations to identify donor and recipient contacts, assess exposure risks, and provide rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). As of July 9, PEP had been initiated in approximately 174 (19%) of 916 persons who had been assessed for exposures to the organ recipients or the donor. As a result of its public health investigation, the Arkansas Department of Health determined that the donor had reported being bitten by a bat (Frank Wilson, M.D., Arkansas Department of Health, personal communication, 2004).
|Alternate Journal||MMWR Morb.Mortal.Wkly.Rep.|
|Notify Library Reference ID||1751|