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At least 4 patients at Baylor University Medical Center in Washington died from rabies after they received transplanted body parts from an infected donor. There is no donor data base so it was impossible to trace the infected organs and prevent more deaths. Also, initial deaths were not immediately attributed to rabies.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by United Press International
About: Donor infected with rabies causes at least 4 deaths
Date: 8 July 2004
Source: United Press International
Author: Elizabeth Suh
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