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In Hong Kong, for the first time, human infection with rat hepatitis E virus

In Hong Kong, scientists first documented rat human hepatitis E virus, reports South China Morning, citing the Hong Kong University.

As noted at the university, the study proves for the first time convincingly that the rat virus of hepatitis E can cause a clinical infection in a person.

The disease was detected in a 56-year-old man, whose liver function tests repeatedly produced abnormal results.

It is emphasized that the patient received antiviral treatment, his condition was normalized.

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