By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Hong Kong health officials announced today the investigation into a case of human infection of rat Hepatitis E virus (HEV). The case involves an 82-year-old woman...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today reported investigating a case of human infection of rat Hepatitis E virus (HEV) involving  a 43-year-old man...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Hong Kong health officials report investigating an additional human infection of rat Hepatitis E virus (HEV) in a 73-year-old man with underlying illnesses. He presented...

In this news brief, I look at the recent human infections with rat hepatitis E virus (rat HEV), the first cases, a Canadian case and a little about human HEV. African swine fever in Asia Hepatitis A...

Hong Kong health officials report investigating three cases of human infection of rat Hepatitis E virus (HEV). Two of the cases, men aged 81 and 67, are stable and did not require hospitalization. A third...

Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe: Canada reports world’s first case of rat-to-human hepatitis E infection outside...

In a follow-up to a report on the second known human case of rat hepatitis E (HEV), Hong Kong officials report: The second patient was a 70-year-old retired female with underlying illnesses on immunosuppression....

In a follow-up on the first known human case of Rat hepatitis E virus (rat HEV) in the world, the South China Morning Post reports the 2nd human case in a 70-year-old Hong Kong woman. The Department...

Rat hepatitis E virus (rat HEV) was first discovered in 2010 and circulates in house rats (Rattus rattus) and sewer rats (Rattus norvegicus). It is very distantly related to human hepatitis E virus variants....

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In Philadelphia Thursday, Health Commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley, declared that the ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A in Philadelphia is a public health emergency. To...