Cases of rabies in Germany following organ transplantation

Publié le 1 Janvier 2005
Mis à jour le 10 septembre 2019

On 16 February 2005, the Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation (German Foundation for Organ Transplantation, http://www.dso.de/) announced possible rabies cases in three of six patients who received organs from a donor who died in late December 2004.These three patients, who received lung, kidney and kidney/pancreas transplants following the donor's death, are in a critical condition. The remaining three organ recipients (two corneal, one liver) have not shown any signs of rabies. (Introduction)

Auteur : Hellenbrand W, Meyer C, Rasch G, Steffens I, Ammon A
Eurosurveillance. European communicable disease quarterly, 2005, vol. 10, n°. 1-3, p. 52-3