Review of foodborne helicobacteriosis

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Helicobacteriosis is a common bacterial infection caused by Helicobacter pylori. It affects the stomach and small intestines, leading to inflammation. Bacteria can spread through contaminated food or water. This review explores the role of food in the transmission of H. pylori, drawing on research from the past three decades. People commonly acquire the infection during childhood, often from close family members. Crowded living conditions can also contribute to the spread. This review also discusses various risk factors and highlights the challenges of detecting H. pylori, particularly in its dormant form. Techniques like ribotyping and restriction fragment length polymorphism hold promise for tracing transmission routes, but more long-term studies are needed to account for potential confounding factors.



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Almashhadany DA, Zainel MA, AbdulRahman TT. Review of foodborne helicobacteriosis. Ital J Food Safety [Internet]. 2024 May 16 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];. Available from: