Hong Kong reports world’s first case of contracting Japanese encephalitis through blood transfusion

Hong Kong health authorities are treating the world’s first case of a patient contracting Japanese encephalitis (JE), through a blood transfusion.

The 52-year-old man was fighting for his life at Queen Mary Hospital on Friday. Doctors determined that two others received the same infected blood as the patient, who underwent a lung transplant at Queen Mary in May, followed by a blood transfusion at Grantham Hospital two weeks ago. Doctors said the other two patients had not shown any symptoms.

Source: VOV5

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