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Simple Measures May Prevent Transmission Of Stomach Ulcer Bacteria

It seems like the low-hanging fruit is always one of the best places to look first... Like handwashing, it's a simple, effective, and cheap way to improve public health.

The stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori is not transmitted through drinking water as previously thought, but rather through vomit and possibly faeces. This is shown in a thesis at the Sahlgrenska Academy. It is therefore possible to prevent the spread of the bacterium in developing countries through some fairly simple measures.
 
 

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