At the slaughterhouse, 13 per cent of
faecal samples, 3 per cent of pigs’ livers and 25 per cent of workers’
hands tested positive for HEV.
Tens of thousands could be falling
ill each year after eating sausages, pork and salami contaminated with
the hepatitis E virus, according to Government experts.
reveal that as many as 65,000 victims unknowingly contract the virus
annually, with the majority thought to get it from contaminated pork.
research suggests one in ten sausages could be carrying hepatitis E,
which causes liver problems such as jaundice and can be fatal in