Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Ireland - 5% of blood donors exposed to hepatitis E

With pigs and pork passing backwards and forwards across the border like yo-yos, questions would have been asked.

Anyway with both Hepatitis E and MRSA in pigs hitting the headlines, things are again heating up for a blistering international row.

Blaming everyone else, however,  is not going to work.

The Irish Examiner report is here and should be read in full

5% of blood donors exposed to hepatitis E, says IBTS

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 By Evelyn Ring
Irish Examiner Reporter

One in 20 blood donors have been exposed to hepatitis E, an Irish Blood Transfusion Service study has found.

People can contract hepatitis E from eating infected pork and ham that is not thoroughly cooked...

...The prevalence of hepatitis E is between 10% and 16% in Britain, 27% in the Netherlands and, in parts of France, up to half of the population has been exposed to the virus...