Hong Kong health authorities find three new cases of rat hepatitis E infection in humans, including in elderly man who died of unspecified illness

The Hong Kong Center for Health Protection is investigating three cases of rate hepatitis infection. The patients lived in different districts - Kowloon City, Southern and Tuen Mun.

Hepatitis E in pigs in Israel: seroprevalence, molecular characterization and potential impact on humans

This study showed that domestic pigs in Israel are infected with hepatitis E virus (HEV)-G3. The high HEV seropositivity of the farm workers together with the previous identification of this virus in human sewage suggests circulation to humans.

Rat Hepatitis E: a ‘wake-up call’ for Hong Kong to shape up on public hygiene after man, 56, becomes world’s first person infected with virus

Top microbiologist investigating the case says more time needed to understand why man was infected with virus previously found only in rats and ferrets.