Presence of helicobacter pylori in drinking water is associated with clinical infection

K. H. Baker, J. P. Hegarty

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Helicobacter pylori was detected using molecular methods in untreated well water. The presence of H. pylori in the wells correlated with infection in consumers and with the presence of Escherichia coli, indicating fecal contamination. Consumption of untreated well water should be considered a risk factor for H. pylori infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)744-746
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 20 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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