Human rabies--Minnesota, 2007.

  title={Human rabies--Minnesota, 2007.},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  volume={57 17},
  • Published 2008 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
On October 20, 2007, a Minnesota resident died from rabies, approximately 1 month after initial symptoms of limb paresthesia, which progressed to flaccid weakness and ataxia. This was the only human rabies case reported in the United States in 2007. A presumptive diagnosis of idiopathic transverse myelitis was considered initially, because of abnormalities detected via spinal cord imaging studies and a lack of laboratory confirmation of a specific infectious etiology. The presumptive diagnosis… CONTINUE READING