Transplant Rabies Death

July 23, 2013 - 4:36 PM
FILE - In this March 18, 2013, file photo, Shane Mercer points to a photo of his father, Airman Will Small, as his mother Alecia Mercer looks on at their home in Kinston, N.C. Small, whose organs were donated to four patients after he died, had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick, and tests confirm his rabies-infected kidney led to a recipient's death, according to a report published Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (AP Photo/Allen Breed, File)