Social Media Aided in Probe of Md. Rabies Death - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Social Media Aided in Probe of Md. Rabies Death

Posted: Updated:
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Public health experts say social media played an invaluable role in last year's investigation of the death of a man in Maryland who got rabies from a transplanted kidney.

But they say it's imperative that investigators who use social media to locate people remain mindful of the need to protect patient privacy and confidentiality.

The article in the March 27 issue of Zoonoses and Public Health says investigators assessed 563 people for possible rabies exposure and recommended that 58 of them get shots as a precaution.

The article says investigators used social media 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.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Credit Card Scam Hits Ocean City

    Credit Card Scam Hits Ocean City

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:46:29 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Ocean City Police Department is advising citizens of a recent cyber-attack that compromised the security of numerous credit card processing companies nationwide.More
    OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Ocean City Police Department is advising citizens of a recent cyber-attack that compromised the security of numerous credit card processing companies nationwide.More
  • Easton Woman Charged with Murder of Virginia Tech Student

    Easton Woman Charged with Murder of Virginia Tech Student

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:48:41 GMT
    A 22-year-old Easton, Md. woman has been charged with both first- and second-degree murder in Virginia's Montgomery County Circuit Court.More
    A 22-year-old Easton, Md. woman has been charged with both first- and second-degree murder in Virginia's Montgomery County Circuit Court.More
  • Trimper's Rides Sued

    Trimper's Rides Sued

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:09:38 GMT
    Friday June 28, 2012 started out as a normal day at the amusement park for J and his family until they rode the Hampton I, a mini car and truck ride.More
    Friday June 28, 2012 started out as a normal day at the amusement park for J and his family until they rode the Hampton I, a mini car and truck ride.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service