FILE - In this March 18, 2013, file photo, Shane Mercer holds a photo of his father, Airman Will Small, as his mother Alecia Mercer looks on at their home in Kinston, N.C. Small, whose organs were ... more 
FILE - In this March 18, 2013, file photo, Shane Mercer holds a photo of his father, Airman Will Small, as his mother Alecia Mercer looks on at their home in Kinston, N.C. Small, whose organs were donated to four patients after he died, had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick, and tests confirm his rabies-infected kidney led to a Maryland recipient's death. An article in the March 27 issue of Zoonoses and Public Health says social media played an invaluable role in the investigation, allowing officials to find someone who was seated next to the infected donor on a commercial flight in 2011. That person was assessed and not recommended for the shots. (AP Photo/Allen Breed, File) less 
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