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Hepatitis E linked to Pork

The Hepatitis E virus is one of the few viruses which has been shown to be transmitted directly from animals to humans and scientists are alarmed to see that the disease, which was confined to China, India and developing countries, is now found in European countries. Dutch researcher Erwin Duizer expressed, "We also need to quickly work out the local route of infection in Europeans, as knowing if Hepatitis E is directly caused by eating pork meat or liver, or caused by foods or people being in contact with pig feces, will make it possible to implement effective preventive measures.”

To read the full article please visit Hepatitis E in Europe: Are pigs or pork the problem?  

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