Nothing seemed to be amiss when his father returned from a long journey. But months later, 52-year-old Utrechter Jean Jaques Lasseur ends up in ICU with a diagnosis of rabies and dies. ,,Rabies. I only knew it from Donald Duck, as a disease that makes you laugh,” says son Jim (24). Only recently did he realize what a ‘bizarre summer’ he and his family were experiencing. And he wouldn’t wish that on anyone. .