Tens of thousands of people are being infected with a potentially deadly illness after eating imported meat riddled with what has been described as ‘Brexit virus’.
The strain of hepatitis E, which used to be mainly a tropical disease but has now mutated to infect livestock, causes a flu-like illness and in severe circumstances, could cause death.
Experts predict 10 per cent of pork imported from Europe has the strain and they warn pregnant women and transplant patients to avoid the meat altogether.
The strain is linked to pig farms in France, Holland, Germany and Denmark is infecting more than 60,000 in Britain annually.
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