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(ABC)   Great News: You finally got your kidney transplant. Bad News: It came with bonus rabies   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 41
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2013-03-15 11:54:31 PM
Perry Cox unavailable for comment.
 
2013-03-16 12:21:25 AM
Methinks if the kidney's work ok I  can deal with the rabies.  Especially after the multi-million dollar lawsuit I'd be expecting to win.
 
2013-03-16 12:38:41 AM
I'd be so pissed off I'd be foaming at the mouth

/oh... wait...
 
2013-03-16 01:06:51 AM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Um...sorry about that.
 
2013-03-16 01:42:42 AM
Holy shiat. Talk about a fluke.

I don't even know if they test for rabiesvirus when they do the donor bundles prior to the harvest op. It's rather rare in the United States to begin with.
 
2013-03-16 02:32:33 AM
Typical socialized medicine for you...oh, wait...
 
2013-03-16 05:33:44 AM
No one knows if there is 100% transmission from blah blah blah, you are f*cked! Sorry bout yer luck.
 
2013-03-16 05:33:57 AM
This is what starts zombies.
 
2013-03-16 05:37:07 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x250]

Um...sorry about that.


i.ytimg.com
 
2013-03-16 05:39:15 AM
Doctors: 1 tiny step above lawyers, media whores, and politicians.
 
2013-03-16 05:39:55 AM

www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-03-16 05:40:11 AM
Now, nurses, and EMT's... all due respect.
 
2013-03-16 05:41:24 AM

Snotnose: Methinks if the kidney's work ok I  can deal with the rabies.  Especially after the multi-million dollar lawsuit I'd be expecting to win.


Well, at least your heirs would have a payout to look forward to. I don't think there's any way of "dealing" with rabies once you contract it. Which is why they give you shots first and observe the animal second.
 
2013-03-16 05:43:39 AM
Headline is incomplete...

*Headline* Worst: Dying from it.
 
2013-03-16 05:51:11 AM

Allen262: Headline is incomplete...

*Headline* Worst: Dying from it.


Oh, man....all the stories I've heard about the process of going through it, too.

I'd rather die of cancer. At least I have a better fighting chance should it progress too far.
 
2013-03-16 05:54:04 AM

Snotnose: Methinks if the kidney's work ok I  can deal with the rabies.  Especially after the multi-million dollar lawsuit I'd be expecting to win.


Since the Milwaukee protocol for treating rabies was invented, there have been 6 survivors out of 37 attempts, most of them suspected of having a weak strain of the virus, and all of whom ended up requiring extensive rehabilitation afterwards. Before 2004 there wasn't a single documented survivor in all of history.

Feeling lucky?
 
2013-03-16 05:58:17 AM

BolloxReader: Snotnose: Methinks if the kidney's work ok I  can deal with the rabies.  Especially after the multi-million dollar lawsuit I'd be expecting to win.

Well, at least your heirs would have a payout to look forward to. I don't think there's any way of "dealing" with rabies once you contract it. Which is why they give you shots first and observe the animal second.


Yeah plenty of hookers and blow for my next of kin.
 
2013-03-16 06:02:32 AM
That's what you get when you buy your replacement organs on the black market, buddy. But it is cheaper and you get ahead of the line.
 
2013-03-16 06:03:04 AM
Was it a raccoon kidney?
 
2013-03-16 06:06:34 AM

pup.socket: But it is cheaper and you get ahead of the line.


He needed a kidney. He didn't need ahead.
 
2013-03-16 06:16:45 AM
"But, Doc, I'm not even Jewish!"
 
2013-03-16 06:27:26 AM
"This is an unusual situation, no one knows if there 100 percent transmission of rabies from donor to recipient," said Segev.

Huh? I see the state of journalism hasn't improved since pass-out time.
 
2013-03-16 06:30:37 AM

erik-k: Snotnose: Methinks if the kidney's work ok I  can deal with the rabies.  Especially after the multi-million dollar lawsuit I'd be expecting to win.

Since the Milwaukee protocol for treating rabies was invented, there have been 6 survivors out of 37 attempts, most of them suspected of having a weak strain of the virus, and all of whom ended up requiring extensive rehabilitation afterwards. Before 2004 there wasn't a single documented survivor in all of history.

Feeling lucky?



Not so, link
 
2013-03-16 06:53:15 AM
I wasn't aware it took 16 months to doe from rabies
 
2013-03-16 07:16:07 AM

tuckeg: erik-k: Snotnose: Methinks if the kidney's work ok I  can deal with the rabies.  Especially after the multi-million dollar lawsuit I'd be expecting to win.

Since the Milwaukee protocol for treating rabies was invented, there have been 6 survivors out of 37 attempts, most of them suspected of having a weak strain of the virus, and all of whom ended up requiring extensive rehabilitation afterwards. Before 2004 there wasn't a single documented survivor in all of history.

Feeling lucky?


Not so, link


One survivor (out of three total before the Milwalkee Protocol) out of hundreds of cases of Rabies since 1989.

You must feel lotto lucky.
 
2013-03-16 07:27:37 AM

hardinparamedic: tuckeg: erik-k: Snotnose: Methinks if the kidney's work ok I  can deal with the rabies.  Especially after the multi-million dollar lawsuit I'd be expecting to win.

Since the Milwaukee protocol for treating rabies was invented, there have been 6 survivors out of 37 attempts, most of them suspected of having a weak strain of the virus, and all of whom ended up requiring extensive rehabilitation afterwards. Before 2004 there wasn't a single documented survivor in all of history.

Feeling lucky?


Not so, link

One survivor (out of three total before the Milwalkee Protocol) out of hundreds of cases of Rabies since 1989.

You must feel lotto lucky.


I'ma go play with raccoons now because rabies is totally not dangerous any more.
 
2013-03-16 07:47:39 AM
"Bonus Rabies"

Isn't that a city in Argentina?

/sorry, got nothin'
 
2013-03-16 08:00:34 AM
It must REALLY suck when the most important medical event in your life becomes the punchline for a very special episode of 'Scrubs'.
 
2013-03-16 08:44:55 AM

pnkgtr: Was it a raccoon kidney?


Bubba, I done told you that road tenderized possum ain't no good for nothing.
 
2013-03-16 08:45:29 AM
Only a fraction of bites from rabid animals infect the creature or person bitten.  That's why "hair of the dog that bit you" or any other bogus treatment works most of the time. Depends on the strain being adapted to the species. Dogs bitten by a rabid bat may just become immune to rabies 9 times out of 10. Bitten by a rabid fox 95% of the dogs may catch it.
 
2013-03-16 09:32:05 AM

SilentStrider: Perry Cox unavailable for comment.


Done in one. If you didn't get the reference from the headline, you fail at life.
 
2013-03-16 10:08:21 AM
Seeing 'Rabies' and 'Dick Cheney' listed next to each other on 'Google News'?

Totally worth it.
 
2013-03-16 11:11:57 AM

hardinparamedic: Holy shiat. Talk about a fluke.

I don't even know if they test for rabiesvirus when they do the donor bundles prior to the harvest op. It's rather rare in the United States to begin with.


The article says they don't--too slow.

BolloxReader: Well, at least your heirs would have a payout to look forward to. I don't think there's any way of "dealing" with rabies once you contract it. Which is why they give you shots first and observe the animal second.


Milwaukee Protocol.  It's controversial, it's dangerous by itself but there have been survivors.
 
2013-03-16 11:27:21 AM

Loren: Milwaukee Protocol.  It's controversial, it's dangerous by itself but there have been survivors.


Sounds like a warning label from midwestern beer.
 
2013-03-16 11:34:21 AM

jayphat: SilentStrider: Perry Cox unavailable for comment.

Done in one. If you didn't get the reference from the headline, you fail at life.


I've said it before and I'll say it again, John McGinley is way underrated.  He should be a better known name.
 
2013-03-16 11:57:02 AM

Mister Peejay: hardinparamedic: tuckeg: erik-k: Snotnose: Methinks if the kidney's work ok I  can deal with the rabies.  Especially after the multi-million dollar lawsuit I'd be expecting to win.

Since the Milwaukee protocol for treating rabies was invented, there have been 6 survivors out of 37 attempts, most of them suspected of having a weak strain of the virus, and all of whom ended up requiring extensive rehabilitation afterwards. Before 2004 there wasn't a single documented survivor in all of history.

Feeling lucky?


Not so, link

One survivor (out of three total before the Milwalkee Protocol) out of hundreds of cases of Rabies since 1989.

You must feel lotto lucky.

I'ma go play with raccoons now because rabies is totally not dangerous any more.


I was just correcting the statement that no one had survived before the Milwalkee Protocol. If you want to turn that into an endorsement of playing with rabid raccoons, Darwin will be very happy.
 
2013-03-16 10:17:31 PM
 
2013-03-16 10:31:58 PM

tuckeg: Mister Peejay: hardinparamedic: tuckeg: erik-k: Snotnose: Methinks if the kidney's work ok I  can deal with the rabies.  Especially after the multi-million dollar lawsuit I'd be expecting to win.

Since the Milwaukee protocol for treating rabies was invented, there have been 6 survivors out of 37 attempts, most of them suspected of having a weak strain of the virus, and all of whom ended up requiring extensive rehabilitation afterwards. Before 2004 there wasn't a single documented survivor in all of history.

Feeling lucky?


Not so, link

One survivor (out of three total before the Milwalkee Protocol) out of hundreds of cases of Rabies since 1989.

You must feel lotto lucky.

I'ma go play with raccoons now because rabies is totally not dangerous any more.

I was just correcting the statement that no one had survived before the Milwalkee Protocol. If you want to turn that into an endorsement of playing with rabid raccoons, Darwin will be very happy.


The snark, you missed it.
 
2013-03-17 01:53:36 AM

Invisible Pedestrian: jayphat: SilentStrider: Perry Cox unavailable for comment.

Done in one. If you didn't get the reference from the headline, you fail at life.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, John McGinley is way underrated.  He should be a better known name.


He's got a new show coming up. As long as he gets to yell at people, I don't care what it's about.
 
2013-03-17 10:42:07 AM
eggrolls: Invisible Pedestrian: jayphat: SilentStrider: Perry Cox unavailable for comment.

Done in one. If you didn't get the reference from the headline, you fail at life.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, John McGinley is way underrated.  He should be a better known name.

He's got a new show coming up. As long as he gets to yell at people, I don't care what it's about.


THIS
 
2013-03-17 01:48:39 PM

eggrolls: Invisible Pedestrian: jayphat: SilentStrider: Perry Cox unavailable for comment.

Done in one. If you didn't get the reference from the headline, you fail at life.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, John McGinley is way underrated.  He should be a better known name.

He's got a new show coming up. As long as he gets to yell at people, I don't care what it's about.


A little googling reveals "Ground Floor", which is just a pilot (but still news to me, thanks).
 
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