Weipeng Guo

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The complete genome sequence of a novel norovirus strain GZ2010-L87 identified in Guangzhou was analyzed phylogenetically in this study. The RNA genome of the GZ2010-L87 strain is composed of 7,559 nucleotides. The phylogenetic analysis based on open reading frame (ORF) 2 revealed that the strain belongs to the GII.4 genotype, forming the new cluster(More)
Noroviruses are regarded as the major causes of acute gastroenteritis worldwide, but their prevalence in sporadic diarrhea in South China remains unclear. This study was performed to characterize the genotypes of circulating norovirus strains associated with sporadic diarrhea cases in Guangzhou from November 2010 to January 2011. Among fecal specimens(More)
Noroviruses (NoVs) are the primary cause of non-bacterial acute gastroenteritis worldwide. Most NoV infections are caused by GII.4, but GII.6 is also an important genotype with a long-term persistence in human populations. In this study, the complete genome sequence of a NoV strain GZ2010-L96 isolated in China was identified and analyzed phylogenetically.(More)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a common foodborne pathogen in aquatic products. To investigate the prevalence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in aquatic products in South China, 224 samples were collected from markets in four provinces (11 cities) from May 2013 to January 2014. One hundred and fifty isolates were isolated from 98 samples. All isolates were analyzed(More)
Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) infection is a high risk factor for lymphoproliferative, inflammatory, and infectious disorders. The epidemiology of HTLV-I, II in industrialized countries has been intensively investigated, and mandatory screening of blood supplies for HTLV-I/II was implemented in mid-1980s in most developed and several developing(More)
Four mushroom (Flammulina velutipes) production plants were sampled to investigate the prevalence and contamination source of Listeria monocytogenes. Among 295 samples, the prevalence of L. monocytogenes was 18.6%; the contamination appeared to originate from the mycelium-scraping machinery, contaminating both the product and upstream packaging equipment.(More)
OBJECTIVE To know food contamination and genetic diversity of Campylobacter jejuni in four provinces of South China, and to provide data for C. jejuni-associated foodborne disease prevention and control. METHODS According to the national standard and the most probable number (MPN) method, we detected the contamination of C. jejuni from 558 food samples(More)
Eighty Listeria monocytogenes isolates were obtained from Chinese retail ready-to-eat (RTE) food and were previously characterized with serotyping and antibiotic susceptibility tests. The aim of this study was to characterize the subtype and virulence potential of these L. monocytogenes isolates by multilocus sequence typing (MLST), virulence-associate(More)
Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne pathogen that can cause serious illness in immunocompromised individuals, pregnant women, the elderly, and newborns. The aim of this study was to: (i) evaluate the prevalence and contamination level [most probable number (MPN)] of L. monocytogenes in 567 retail raw foods (fishery products, n = 154; raw/fresh(More)