11 months World’s first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong MB |LS
By Agence France-Presse A Hong Kong man has developed the world’s first ever human case of the rat version of the hepatitis E virus, according to new research from one of the city’s leading universities. Rat hepatitis E virus has jumped the species barrier to infect a man in Hong Kong, the first time it is known to have infected a human (AFP Photo/Kazuhiro NOGI/MANILA BULLETIN) There had previously been no evidence the disease could jump from rats to humans, the University of Hong Kong said Friday, warning the discovery had “major public health significance”. “This study conclusively proves for ... more