Two in China Receive Kidney Transplants, Contract Rabies and Die

July 25, 2016

(Los Angeles Times) – Two men in China died of rabies after receiving kidney transplants from an infected donor, according to Chinese medical researchers. Last summer, a 55-year-old man from Hebei province near Beijing and a 43-year-old man from Liaoning province in the country’s far northeast died after receiving organs from the cadaver of a 6-year-old boy who had suffered from undiagnosed encephalitis, the researchers reported in the most recent issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.