Animal Model Reveals Potential Waterborne Transmission of Helicobacter pylori Infection.

February 2015

Results from a laboratory mouse model study to test whether waterborne H. Pylori could cause gastric infection.

Heliobacter pylori infection has been consistently associated with lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation, but no studies have demonstrated that the transmission of H. pylori can occur from drinking contaminated water. In this study, we used a laboratory mouse model to test whether waterborne H. Pylori could cause gastric infection.