Bacon and other cured pork meats have been identified as risk factors for hepatitis E virus (HEV) in England by researchers.

They found consuming bacon, cured pork meats, and pigs’ liver were significantly associated with HEV infection, confirming previous links to processed pork products.

Scientists investigated risk factors for HEV
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Health Protection Scotland has published annual surveillance reports for Listeria, hepatitis A and E, norovirus, Shigella and Yersinia.

Data shows a decline in Listeria, Shigella, Yersinia and norovirus cases while hepatitis A and E infections increased in the past year.

During 2019, there were six cases of Listeria monocytogenes reported
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Contaminated blood from slaughterhouse pigs infected with hepatitis E could be reaching the human food supply chain, according to researchers.

“. . . 40 percent of U.S. slaughterhouse pigs (sampled) were seropositive for HEV (hepatitis E virus), indicating prior HEV infection of the pigs on the farms, which was consistent
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Pathogens in raw milk, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes were discussed at the annual meeting of a European microbial risk assessment network.

A total of 25 European Union countries as well as Switzerland and Norway are members of the network. The next meeting is in May 2020 in Parma.

Results from
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The Health Protection Surveillance Center in Ireland has issued a warning about hepatitis E and undercooked pork following an increase in the number of people infected during summer and autumn this past year.

The agency reported a small increase in clinical notifications during the summer and autumn periods in 2018.
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