First Human Case of Rat Strain of Hepatitis E Seen in Hong Kong

HealthDay News — The first human case of a strain of hepatitis E previously found only in rats was diagnosed in a Hong Kong man who received a liver transplant in May 2017. University of Hong Kong researchers said the 56-year-old man was cured of the liver disease in March, The New York Times reported. The case is "a wake-up call," according to Yuen Kwok-yung, M.D., chairman of the infectious diseases section of the microbiology department at the universi