Rat hepatitis jumps to second human in Hong Kong, panic feared — RT World News

A disease previously found only in rats is spreading to humans – and doctors don’t know why. A second victim has surfaced in Hong Kong, with medics unable to verify how the two patients initially became infected.Despite claims that she had not been in contact with any rats, a 70-year-old woman has been confirmed as the second to be diagnosed with the rodent-to-person hepatitis E infection.The South China Morning Post revealed that the woman lived only three kilometers away from the other person who was diagnosed with the rat disease in September. As a result, authorities have swept the neighborhood for rodents, and control measures have been increased.

Source: Rat hepatitis jumps to second human in Hong Kong, panic feared — RT World News

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