Hong Kong finds humans contracted hepatitis carried in rats

  • Rat trap cage is set in an alley, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. The Hong Kong Health Department says a second person in the city has been found to have contracted a strain of hepatitis that is carried by rats. Both human cases appear to be the first known globally. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • Educational posters are seen along an alley to help prevent rodent infestation in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. The Hong Kong Health Department says a second person in the city has been found to have contracted a strain of hepatitis that is carried by rats. Both human cases appear to be the first known globally. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

HONG KONG — 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.

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