No cases of hepatitis E virus found in Taiwan: CDC

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 16 May, 2019
By: Paula Chao

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says there are no cases of the hepatitis E virus

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) deputy head Lo Yi-chun

in Taiwan.

Since the first case of mouse-transmitted disease was reported in Hong Kong last September, there have been five confirmed cases there with one fatality. Canada has also reported a case which was transmitted from Africa.

However, CDC deputy head Lo Yi-chun says authorities are still on the lookout for the possible spread of the virus. That’s because one Hong Kong patient visited Taiwan in January and the virus has an incubation period of anywhere from 15 to 64 days.

Lo says that while there are no vaccines for hepatitis E, the disease is treatable with medication.    [FULL  STORY]

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