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Article: Isolation of Laribacter hongkongensis, a novel bacterium associated with gastroenteritis, from Chinese tiger frog

TitleIsolation of Laribacter hongkongensis, a novel bacterium associated with gastroenteritis, from Chinese tiger frog
Authors
KeywordsChinese tiger frog
Gastroenteritis
Laribacter hongkongensis
Issue Date2009
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijfoodmicro
Citation
International Journal Of Food Microbiology, 2009, v. 129 n. 1, p. 78-82 How to Cite?
AbstractLaribacter hongkongensis is a recently discovered novel bacterium associated with community-acquired gastroenteritis. Although the bacterium has been isolated from freshwater fish and natural freshwater environments, it is not known if other freshwater animals could also be a source of L. hongkongensis. In a surveillance study on freshwater food animals (other than fish) in Hong Kong, L. hongkongensis was isolated from eight of 10 Chinese tiger frogs (Hoplobatrachus chinensis), a widespread frog species commonly consumed in China and southeast Asia. The large intestine was the site with the highest recovery rate, followed by the small intestine and stomach. None of the 30 Malaysian prawns, 20 pieces of sand shrimp, 20 Chinese mystery snails or 10 Chinese soft-shelled turtles was found to harbor the bacterium. Among the eight positive frogs, a total of 26 isolates of L. hongkongensis, confirmed by phenotypic tests and PCR, were obtained. As with human, freshwater fish and natural water isolates, a heterogeneous population of L. hongkongensis in frogs was identified by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, with 6 different patterns among the 26 isolates and a single frog often carrying different strains. The present report represents the first to describe the isolation of L. hongkongensis from amphibians. The high isolation rate and genetic heterogeneity of L. hongkongensis among the Chinese tiger frogs suggested that these animals are also natural reservoir for the bacterium. Caution should be exercised in handling and cooking these frogs. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79309
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.445
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.640
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Research Grant Council
Committee of Research and Conference
University Development Fund
HKU Special Research Achievement Award
Outstanding Young Researcher Award
University of Hong Kong
Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship
HKSAR Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases of the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau
Funding Information:

This work is partly supported by the Research Grant Council Grant; Committee of Research and Conference Grant, University Development Fund, HKU Special Research Achievement Award and Outstanding Young Researcher Award, The University of Hong Kong; the Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 2006-2007; and the HKSAR Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases of the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau.

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dc.contributor.authorLee, LCKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFan, RYYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTeng, JLLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTse, CWSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:53:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:53:08Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Food Microbiology, 2009, v. 129 n. 1, p. 78-82en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0168-1605en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79309-
dc.description.abstractLaribacter hongkongensis is a recently discovered novel bacterium associated with community-acquired gastroenteritis. Although the bacterium has been isolated from freshwater fish and natural freshwater environments, it is not known if other freshwater animals could also be a source of L. hongkongensis. In a surveillance study on freshwater food animals (other than fish) in Hong Kong, L. hongkongensis was isolated from eight of 10 Chinese tiger frogs (Hoplobatrachus chinensis), a widespread frog species commonly consumed in China and southeast Asia. The large intestine was the site with the highest recovery rate, followed by the small intestine and stomach. None of the 30 Malaysian prawns, 20 pieces of sand shrimp, 20 Chinese mystery snails or 10 Chinese soft-shelled turtles was found to harbor the bacterium. Among the eight positive frogs, a total of 26 isolates of L. hongkongensis, confirmed by phenotypic tests and PCR, were obtained. As with human, freshwater fish and natural water isolates, a heterogeneous population of L. hongkongensis in frogs was identified by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, with 6 different patterns among the 26 isolates and a single frog often carrying different strains. The present report represents the first to describe the isolation of L. hongkongensis from amphibians. The high isolation rate and genetic heterogeneity of L. hongkongensis among the Chinese tiger frogs suggested that these animals are also natural reservoir for the bacterium. Caution should be exercised in handling and cooking these frogs. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijfoodmicroen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Food Microbiologyen_HK
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Food Microbiology. Copyright © Elsevier BV.-
dc.subjectChinese tiger frogen_HK
dc.subjectGastroenteritisen_HK
dc.subjectLaribacter hongkongensisen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnura - microbiology-
dc.subject.meshFood Contamination - analysis-
dc.subject.meshGastroenteritis - microbiology-
dc.subject.meshGram-Negative Bacterial Infections - microbiology-
dc.subject.meshNeisseriaceae - isolation and purification-
dc.titleIsolation of Laribacter hongkongensis, a novel bacterium associated with gastroenteritis, from Chinese tiger frogen_HK
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