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Article: Environmental surveillance for Laribacter hongkongensis, a diarrhoeal pathogen discovered in Hong Kong.

TitleEnvironmental surveillance for Laribacter hongkongensis, a diarrhoeal pathogen discovered in Hong Kong.
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal = Xianggang Yi Xue Za Zhi / Hong Kong Academy Of Medicine, 2009, v. 15 Suppl 2, p. 30-32 How to Cite?
Abstract1. Laribacter hongkongensis was isolated from the midguts and hindguts of 86 (24%) of 360 freshwater fish from retail markets, including grass carp (60%), bighead carp (53%), mud carp (25%), and large-mouth bass (5%). 2. This study is the first to demonstrate the presence of L hongkongensis in natural water environments, with the bacterium being isolated from the waters of six reservoirs, with higher recovery rates in summer and during days of higher water and ambient temperatures. 3. Molecular typing using pulsed field gel electrophoresis revealed a heterogeneous population of L hongkongensis in both the freshwater fish and drinking water reservoir isolates, suggesting that the bacterium is endemic in our freshwater environments. 4. Since freshwater fish are common food items for our population, the general public should be educated on the proper preparation and thorough cooking of freshwater fish before consumption to avoid L hongkongensis-associated gastroenteritis. 5. Although it is unlikely that treated drinking water is a significant source of L hongkongensis-associated gastroenteritis, it is important to be aware of the possibility of other contaminated water as a source of human infection.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157572
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dc.contributor.authorLau, SKen_US
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCen_US
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:51:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:51:22Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal = Xianggang Yi Xue Za Zhi / Hong Kong Academy Of Medicine, 2009, v. 15 Suppl 2, p. 30-32en_US
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157572-
dc.description.abstract1. Laribacter hongkongensis was isolated from the midguts and hindguts of 86 (24%) of 360 freshwater fish from retail markets, including grass carp (60%), bighead carp (53%), mud carp (25%), and large-mouth bass (5%). 2. This study is the first to demonstrate the presence of L hongkongensis in natural water environments, with the bacterium being isolated from the waters of six reservoirs, with higher recovery rates in summer and during days of higher water and ambient temperatures. 3. Molecular typing using pulsed field gel electrophoresis revealed a heterogeneous population of L hongkongensis in both the freshwater fish and drinking water reservoir isolates, suggesting that the bacterium is endemic in our freshwater environments. 4. Since freshwater fish are common food items for our population, the general public should be educated on the proper preparation and thorough cooking of freshwater fish before consumption to avoid L hongkongensis-associated gastroenteritis. 5. Although it is unlikely that treated drinking water is a significant source of L hongkongensis-associated gastroenteritis, it is important to be aware of the possibility of other contaminated water as a source of human infection.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshElectrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshFishes - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFood Contamination - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshFood Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshNeisseriaceae - Isolation & Purificationen_US
dc.subject.meshWater Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshWater Supply - Standardsen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental surveillance for Laribacter hongkongensis, a diarrhoeal pathogen discovered in Hong Kong.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLau, SK:skplau@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume15 Suppl 2en_US
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dc.publisher.placeHong Kongen_US
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