Wednesday, November 24, 2004

The first to survive rabies

The New York Times > National > Girl Is First to Survive Rabies Without a Shot
Dr. Willoughby said he had tried to induce the coma in part because evidence suggested that rabies did not permanently damage any brain structure. Instead, death comes because the virus seems to cause temporary dysfunction of brain centers that control critical functions like breathing and swallowing.

An astounding win. Compared to this the Red Sox victory was plebian. We are all waiting eagerly for the journal report. I suspect NEJM will bag it.

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