Poisonous rat bait laid outside Wong Tai Sin Disciplined Services Quarters, after the reports of infections in the area. Photo: Sam Tsang

One in every 100 Hong Kong rats could carry hepatitis virus capable of infecting humans

  • Based on studies in nearby areas, doctor says local rodent population could sustain the hepatitis E virus
  • Latest rat-to-human infection, reported on Monday, involved 70-year-old woman in Wong Tai Sin
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Poisonous rat bait laid outside Wong Tai Sin Disciplined Services Quarters, after the reports of infections in the area. Photo: Sam Tsang
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