It was previously not known that the disease could spread from rats to humans. Photo: Alamy

Canada reports world’s first case of rat-to-human hepatitis E infection outside Hong Kong

  • Patient, a middle-aged Canadian man, had previously been to Africa
  • HKU experts say latest infection highlights that even healthy adults can catch the rodent-borne disease
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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It was previously not known that the disease could spread from rats to humans. Photo: Alamy
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