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Misdiagnosis Leads to Multistate Rabies Alarm

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A 20-year-old airman in Pensacola died two years ago of what doctors thought was food poisoning, so his organs were offered for donation.  It turns out that he died of rabies, and now, so has one of those who received an organ, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Read this account in The Washington Post.

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