Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hong Kong finds humans contracted hepatitis carried in rats

Researchers said Wednesday they have found a second patient in Hong Kong who contracted a strain of hepatitis carried by rats, in what appears to be the first known human cases in the world.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World's first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong man has developed the world's first ever human case of the rat version of the hepatitis E virus, according to new research from one of the city's leading universities.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Active substance raises hopes of curing hepatitis E

An international team of researchers has now found a possible active substance against the virus in the naturally occurring substance silvestrol. The substance inhibited the replication of pathogens both in cell culture and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN warns risk of hepatitis E in S. Sudan grows

(AP)—The United Nations says an outbreak of hepatitis E has killed 111 refugees in camps in South Sudan since July, and has become endemic in the region.

Health

Slow headway for food safety

(Medical Xpress)—Despite the availability of new and preventive methods against foodborne diseases, their uptake throughout the entire chain of food production appears to be slow.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN sounds alarm on South Sudan hepatitis E outbreak

The UN's refugee agency warned Friday that an outbreak of hepatitis E among refugees in South Sudan was worsening and that it did not have the needed funds to contain it.

Medications

Chinese vaccine shields against hepatitis E - Lancet

A prototype vaccine devised and tested in China has proven 100-percent effective in preventing hepatitis E, a disease that is widespread in the developing world and can be fatal, investigators reported in The Lancet on Monday.

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