Maryland health officials are recommending enhanced screening of potential organ donors in response to a rare case in which a patient died of rabies after receiving a kidney from an infected donor.
Prince George County animal control officials say a red fox is being tested for rabies after it attacked two people.
An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick, and tests confirm his rabies-infected kidney caused the recipient’s disease, according to a medical journal report.
An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients, including a kidney recipient who died of rabies, had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick.
Frederick County authorities are urging residents to be on their guard after a man was bitten by a rabid fox near Thurmont.
Health officials say a raccoon that attacked a person near an Ocean City park has tested positive for rabies.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is issuing an alert after a rabid bat was found at an Annapolis apartment building.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s digging deeper into the case of a rabies-infected organ donor.
Stafford County Animal Control officers are looking for six stray cats that possibly were exposed to one that had rabies.
Experts say a Maryland man who died last month of rabies might have been spared under transplant recommendations that hadn’t yet been published when he got a kidney from an infected donor in 2011.