Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Personal hygiene is the first step in decreasing human to human transmission. This is especially important for those involved in food preparation, either in the home or in public places. Vaccines to prevent the infection are being developed but are still in the research phase and not available for human use.
Helicobacter pylori is a worldwide epidemic, and the bacteria have infected humans for thousands of years. It is seen more frequently in populations afflicted with poverty and lack of access to clean water and sewage removal. Increasing basic living standards and providing clean water should decrease the potential for infection.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/4/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori)
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori):
Helicobacter Pylori - Tests and Diagnosis
How was the diagnosis of your helicobacter pylori established?
Helicobacter Pylori - Treatment
What was the treatment for you Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)?
Helicobacter Pylori - Symptoms
What were the symptoms of your helicobacter pylori?
Digestive Disorders Resources
- Could Your Symptoms Be Lactose Intolerance?
- How to Save Money on Health Care
- Heartburn & Indigestion: Expert Answers
- Symptoms of a Severe Allergic Reaction
- Breast Cancer Treatment Options
- Is Your Body Ready for Pregnancy?