Revealed the world’s first human case of infection with rat hepatitis
The scientists of Hong Kong University was diagnosed with rat hepatitis E virus in humans.
As reported by South China Morning Post, the victim was 56-year-old man who underwent liver transplantation. His tests showed abnormal organ function for no reason.
Scientists suggest that the man may have contracted the virus after eating, which got a litter of rats. The victim received antiviral treatment, his condition is stable.
Often the hepatitis E virus via infected fresh water in Eastern and southern Asia.
A series of viral hepatitis A were previously recorded among workers of automobile factories of Nissan and Toyota in St. Petersburg.