A 70-year-old Hong Kong woman was revealed on Monday to be the world’s second case of rat hepatitis E infection in humans..
Dr Siddharth Sridhar, clinical assistant professor from the University of Hong Kong’s department of microbiology, said the second case proved that the rat hepatitis E virus, which was distantly related to human hepatitis E virus variants, could be transmitted to people..
This is from 2012..
Rat hepatitis E virus: Geographical clustering within Germany and serological detection in wild Norway rats
Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 3 in Wild Rats, United States
Says it doesn’t jump from rats to humans.