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Human Contracts First-Ever Case of Rat Hepatitis E

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Human Contracts First-Ever Case of Rat Hepatitis E

Human Contracts First-Ever Case of Rat Hepatitis E

Human Contracts First-Ever Case of Rat Hepatitis E Researchers at the University of Hong Kong said that a 56-year-old man has been diagnosed with the disease.

Prior to this case, it was unknown that the disease could be passed from rats to humans.

Dr. Siddharth Sridhar, University of Hong Kong, via CNN The man contracted the disease after receiving a liver transplant for infections related to hepatitis B.

Researchers believe the man became infected as a result of rats infesting a garbage chute near his home.

After being given antiviral treatment, the man is now cured.

Martin Hibberd, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, via CNN

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