2019/9/16  
Hong Kong hepatitis E patient visited Taiwan during incubation period (2019/05/16)
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    Hong Kong hepatitis E patient visited Taiwan during incubation period (2019/05/16)

    Health officials are on alert for rat hepatitis E, following news that a Hong Kong man diagnosed with the disease had visited Taiwan this January. Rat hepatitis E is a potentially deadly strain of a liver disease that has only recently been proven capable of spreading from rodents to humans. The world's first human infection was reported in Hong Kong last summer. This week Hong Kong announced three new patients, one of whom has died from the disease.

    Crowded Hong Kong last year reported the world's first case of a human infected with rat hepatitis E. Officials now report three new cases of infection in humans, one of whom died earlier this month. Another infected patient had visited Taiwan during the disease's incubation period.

    Lo Yi-chun
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
    According to print media reports, he was in Taiwan in January and went to South Korea in February. Because of this, this morning we contacted the Hong Kong Centre of Health Protection to get a better understanding of the situation. At the moment, they don't have further information to provide. We have asked them to investigate the epidemic situation as soon as possible and to provide us with any information related to Taiwan.

    At present, there is nothing to show that hepatitis E can spread from person to person. Taiwanese officials have tested 50 samples of hepatitis E infections, none of which were the rat strain.

    Su Chih-sheng
    Gastroenterologist
    Type E hepatitis is a disease that enters our bodies via the fecal-oral route. Some patients will develop extreme jaundice. They present brown urine and yellow skin. The whites of their eyes can completely turn yellow.

    So far there have been five cases of humans contracting rat hepatitis E in Hong Kong. There's been another case in Canada, involving a patient who contracted the disease in Africa.

    中文 Chinese  
    香港鼠傳人E肝再添3名確診 1病患潛伏期來台過

    香港去年驚傳全球首例鼠傳人E型肝炎案例,最新再添三名確診,其中一名月初已經死亡,另一名患者更曾在潛伏期到過台灣、南韓。疾管署獲報,緊急採樣50件E肝檢體送驗,研判目前並沒有疫情。

    地狹人稠的香港,去年發生全球首例鼠傳人E型肝炎,如今再傳三起確診病例,更有一人月初過世!還驚爆其中一人潛伏期,曾來台灣旅遊。

    [[疾管署副署長 羅一鈞]]
    "據報載的話,則是指出說,1月在台灣,2月去過韓國,那就這個部分,我們今天早上已經有,致電香港的衛生防護中心的聯繫窗口去進一步了解,那他們現在還沒有進一步的資料可以提供,我們有請他們就是要盡速的將這些疫情調查,跟台灣有關的資料,可以提供給我們"

    雖然目前還沒有資料顯示鼠傳人E型肝炎會人傳人,但官方還是緊急採樣的50件E肝檢體,幸好全是陰性,推斷目前國內沒有鼠E肝。

    [[胃腸肝膽科醫師 蘇志盛]]
    "E型肝炎呢是一種由糞口,然後進入我們人體的病毒,有的患者他的黃疸會到非常的高,會出現茶色尿、皮膚泛黃,以及我們眼白的部分整個都會變黃"

    目前全球人類確診鼠傳人E型肝炎,只有香港5例,以及加拿大從非洲境外移入的一起病例。

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