Transmission and Sources of Helicobacter pylori

  • D. Vaira
  • J. Holton
  • G. Oderda
  • D. Taylor
  • R. Turner
  • A. Colecchia
  • L. Gandolfi
Conference paper

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori is known to colonize gastric epithelium in human stomachs and duodenum, but little is known about its spread between humans or other possible sources of infection. There are three possible sources for human infection:
  1. a)

    infection acquired from people by person-to-person spread by some direct route such as faeco-oral,

     
  2. b)

    infection from an animal reservoir such as a food source or pets and

     
  3. c)

    infection acquired from the environment.

     

Keywords

Electrophoresis Sewage Gastritis Vibrio Klebsiella 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Vaira
  • J. Holton
  • G. Oderda
  • D. Taylor
  • R. Turner
  • A. Colecchia
  • L. Gandolfi

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