Cases & # 39; of human hepatitis rats are becoming a growing cause & # 39; concern for public health experts. B & # 39; two reported cases, now join the list of & # 39; & # 39 diseases; is transferred from rats to humans.
Human Hepatitis Human f & # 39; Hong Kong
Only in & # 39; last September, the first event & # 39; of human hepatitis has been reported in mice & # 39; & # 39 ġajman of; 56 years from Hong Kong apparently was staying in & # 39; unhygienic conditions. After investigation, it was found that the man was actually stand beside tube & # 39; garbage where rat droppings were found, so it was unlikely that received the disease from consuming contaminated food or water.
Because of its reported cases, the authorities verified whether there were other possible cases & # 39; mouse hepatitis in humans in & # 39; in recent years, and so have designed the blood tests of 73 people who tested positive for anti-HEV immunoglobulin but negative for human HEV nucleic acid. The genetic sequencing showed that the virus found in & # 39; another patient, a woman & # 39; 70 years, was very similar to the virus found in the first case.
Second Case Of & # 39; Hepatitis Rat in Humans
Evidently, the woman had abdominal pain, palpitations, headaches & # 39; headache, anorexia and lethargy in 1 & # 39; May 2017. It was taken in a public hospital in 4 & # 39; a few days later was released May 8 & # 39; May. Her blood tests were carried out on 5 & # 39; May. .
Interestingly, the woman also lived in Wong Tai Sin District, like the man in the first case. In fact, lived only about two kilometers & # 39; apart. However, the woman who had contact with fakkretx & # 39; rodents or rodent droppings, quite different from the man in the first case reported seeing rodent droppings in his home.
In addition, two patients were immunocompromised and so their bodies could have been more readily available to enter the virus.
Public Health Concerns
The authorities note
the need for & # 39; further studies to see the full implications of public health both reported cases, but are concerned about the apparent agglomeration & # 39; cases & # 39; of human mouse hepatitis in 2017 and, as such, is closely monitoring the situation.
For the time being, they note that preventive measures such as environmental hygiene, the control of rodents, buying & # 39; food from reliable sources, cleaning and washing thoroughly food before consumption, and proper hand washing
significant means for disease prevention food.