Illinois transplant recipient receiving treatment after receiving tainted organ

A Northeast Illinois organ recipient is receiving precautionary treatment after receiving the organ from a donor who died of rabies.

The CDC says another organ recipient, a Maryland man, died recently from rabies after undergoing an organ transplant from the same donor more than a year ago.

Doctors knew the donor had brain inflammation, but didn’t know rabies was the cause.

Organ donors are not routinely tested for rabies beacuse it is extremely rare.

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