The survival capacity of Helicobacter pylori in artificially contaminated milk and tap water was investigated in the study.
Helicobacter pylori could survive for up to 10 days in milk at 4°C storage but only 4 days in tap water with a steady decrease of colony forming units.
However, electron microscopy clearly showed that the non-culturable coccoid form was present in tap water which had been kept at 4°C for 7 days.
It is concluded that H. pylori may survive in tap water as well as in milk, with the implication that they may, thereby, act as a vehicle of transmission.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gastrite, Bactériose, Infection, Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bactérie, Survie, Milieu liquide, Lait, Eau distribution, Exploration, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Estomac pathologie, Exploration microbiologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gastritis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bacteria, Survival, Liquid medium, Milk, Tap water, Exploration, Human, Digestive diseases, Gastric disease, Microbiological investigation
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Cote : 99-0009167
Code Inist : 002A05B13. Création : 31/05/1999.