Hepatitis E second case of infection with rare virus

The infection is very rare among people of virushepatitis E zaregistrirovannogo a few days ago. Hepatitis E found in older women. She became the second man in the world carrier of this virus.

According to South China Morning Post, the patient is a resident of Hong Kong, as the first infected two months ago, man. The medical service reported thatboth people with hepatitis E lived in the same area of Hong Kong, literally, in 3 comdrug from each other. Doctors suspect that carriers of the virus were rodents.

Hepatitis E is largely shoes symptoms of hepatitis A. However, in viral hepatitis E may cause kidney damage and liver. As in the case with hepatitis a, the prognosis of this disease is almost 100% favorable. However, pregnant women this form of the disease could pose a threat.

How is hepatitis E

As you know infected with hepatitis first 56-year-old patient, not so long ago underwent a liver transplant. In his analysis after the operation the doctors found an anomaly. In the end, was assessed by immune response to rat hepatitis E.

The woman went to the hospital because of abdominal pain and General poor health. Doctors made the diagnosis, making analizirani. The cause of the disease called weakened by other diseases the immune system of the patient, who was in a depressed state.

The woman had no contact with rats or their droppings, and even seen rats in your area. However, the rat droppings could fall into water or food.

Dr. Siddharth Sridhar Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, who has studied both cases, said that in the second case of the virus of rat hepatitis have similarities with the human hepatitis b virus and could be transmitted from person to person.

At the moment, doctors have to figure out whether it was an infection from rats or from humans Until now, doctors believed that rat hepatitis E cannot be transmitted to humans. The experts believed, cheverushepatitis E can be transmitted through pork products. Anyway, Tacoma conclusion scientists of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge. The results of their study were published in the article, Emerging Infectious Diseases 2010.

The symptoms of hepatitis

Symptoms of hepatitis are varied depending on the variety and the degree of destruction of liver tissue. However, there are some common symptoms that often arise with certain forms of hepatitis.

Mild forms of acute hepatitis are often asymptomatic. At the same time, they often become chronic if the disease will not be revealed (by accident or for prophylactic examination).

In severe symptoms can be expressed clearly. Sometimes it grows very quickly and is combined with fever, General intoxication and toxic lesions of the organs and systems. The most common symptom of acute and chronic hepatitis b is a yellowness of the skin and sclera of the eye. At the same time, the disease can occur with and without jaundice.

On the other hand severe jaundice can develop in mild forms of hepatitis. Therefore, the yellowness in hepatitis does not indicate the severity of the disease.

In hepatitis the urine usually darkens considerably, and feces on the contrary loses its color and becomes of a whitish-clay color.

Hepatitis often accompanied by pruritus, the appearance on the skin red dots, neurotic syndromes and bradycardia. On palpation, the enlargement and slight tenderness of the liver. In some cases patients increases spleen.

Associated symptoms:

Indigestion Heat (fever, hyperthermia, fever)Fatigue Abdominal pain Yellow skin Pain in the stomach Pain in right abdomen Pain in right side

How to protect yourself from hepatitis

Hepatitis E (HEV) in the pork

The doctors of Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge has studied the problem of contamination by hepatitis E virus (HEV) during pork production in the UK in the period 2009-2010. In the study the hepatitis b virus detected in samples of pork liver at slaughter, samples taken from the surfaces of plants for the processing of pork in the surface samples at point of sale of sausages.

Associated diseases:

Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Alcoholic hepatitis Chronic hepatitis Chronic viral hepatitis C Acute viral hepatitis Hepatorenal syndrome

Hepatitis E is a viral disease with fecal-oral mechanism of infection. Hepatitis E occurs, as a rule, benign, but often has a poor outcome in women at the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
The source of infection is a sick man. Previously, scientists have expressed suspicion that the hepatitis E virus can multiply in the organism of piglets.