Gilman K. M. Wong

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Laribacter hongkongensis is a newly discovered Gram-negative bacillus of the Neisseriaceae family associated with freshwater fish-borne gastroenteritis and traveler's diarrhea. The complete genome sequence of L. hongkongensis HLHK9, recovered from an immunocompetent patient with severe gastroenteritis, consists of a 3,169-kb chromosome with G+C content of(More)
BACKGROUND Laribacter hongkongensis is associated with community-acquired gastroenteritis and traveler's diarrhea and it can reside in human, fish, frogs and water. In this study, we performed an in-depth annotation of the genes in its genome related to adaptation to the various environmental niches. RESULTS L. hongkongensis possessed genes for DNA repair(More)
OBJECTIVES Laribacter hongkongensis is a newly discovered bacterium associated with gastroenteritis and found in freshwater fish. Although isolates resistant to tetracycline have been described, their resistance mechanisms have not been studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS We describe the distribution and molecular characterization of tetracycline resistance in(More)
BACKGROUND Laribacter hongkongensis is associated with community-acquired gastroenteritis and traveler's diarrhea. In this study, we performed an in-depth annotation of the genes in its genome related to the various steps in the infective process, drug resistance and mobile genetic elements. RESULTS For acid and bile resistance, L. hongkongensis possessed(More)
BACKGROUND Laribacter hongkongensis is a Gram-negative, sea gull-shaped rod associated with community-acquired gastroenteritis. The bacterium has been found in diverse freshwater environments including fish, frogs and drinking water reservoirs. Using the complete genome sequence data of L. hongkongensis, we performed a comprehensive analysis of putative(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, we described the discovery of a novel group 2 coronavirus, coronavirus HKU1 (CoV-HKU1), from a patient with pneumonia. However, the clinical and molecular epidemiological features of CoV-HKU1-associated pneumonia are unknown. METHODS Prospectively collected (during a 12-month period) nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPAs) from patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of 60 strains of Laribacter hongkongensis isolated from humans and fish to eight antibiotics and compare the results obtained from broth microdilution, Etest and disc diffusion susceptibility testing. PATIENTS AND METHODS The susceptibilities of 60 isolates of L. hongkongensis from humans with(More)
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