Health authorities have said that the exact mode of transmission of rat hepatitis E virus to humans currently remains unknown. Photo: AP
Health authorities have said that the exact mode of transmission of rat hepatitis E virus to humans currently remains unknown. Photo: AP

Health authorities probe case of rat hepatitis E after 55-year-old Hongkonger contracts virus

  • Man tests positive for rat hepatitis E virus during treatment at Prince of Wales Hospital for underlying illnesses
  • Health officials say source, route of man’s infection remains undetermined, add ‘investigation is ongoing’

Health authorities have said that the exact mode of transmission of rat hepatitis E virus to humans currently remains unknown. Photo: AP
Health authorities have said that the exact mode of transmission of rat hepatitis E virus to humans currently remains unknown. Photo: AP
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