TIL at least 17% of Germany’s population has been infected…


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TIL at least 17% of Germany’s population has been infected with the hepatitis E virus, estimated 2014


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  1. I went to the docs lethargic once and he took bloods and called me a week later telling me I can be open and don’t need to lie about my alcoholism/cocaine habit and I said erm I don’t drink and rarely do coke, years ago being the last instance and he insisted with my liver function that I had a habit, next set of bloods taken and turned out I had hep E, likely contracted from a takeout. Took a few months to feel normal again

  2. You get it through fecal matter – poop. That kind of shit is why I have absolutely zero tolerance with people who don’t wash their hands after they use the bathroom I don’t care if it’s just pissing they still all kinds of fecal matter floating down there in your underpants. Was at a friend’s house and another dude announced he was going to take a crap, which is fucking gross in the first place, and then he’s out of the bathroom like a second after the toilet flushes so you know he didn’t wash his hands then he starts rolling a bine everyone can smoke. I passed on that and called him out on it. Funnily enough after I did that pretty much everyone else passed on it also.

  3. >A total of 131 pork products were collected from grocery stores and butcher shops between October 2019 and February 2020 and screened for HEV RNA using nested PCR and subsequent sequencing. Overall, 10% of the samples were positive for HEV, including pork livers (5%), spreadable liver sausages (13%) and liver pâté samples (15%).

    Also

    >Although infectivity of the virus was not tested, the results suggest a considerable risk of HEV infection through food consumption.

    Source: [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32869414/](https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32869414/)

    PS: This is talking about Germany