World’s second case of rat hepatitis E in humans reported in Hong Kong, two months after local resident revealed as first patient

 

  • Patient, 70, is a retiree who lived in the Wong Tai Sin district, the same area as man in previous case
  • Expert says both infections are not linked despite two locations being only 3km apart

A 70-year-old Hong Kong woman was revealed on Monday to be the world’s second case of rat hepatitis E infection in humans, two months after another local resident living 3km (1.9 miles) away was reported as the first patient.

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