Acquisition of Helicobacter pylori infection in rhesus macaques is most consistent with oral-oral transmission

Jay V Solnick, Julie Fong, Lori M. Hansen, Kikuko Chang, Don R. Canfield, Julie Parsonnet

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Socially housed rhesus monkeys rapidly acquired Helicobacter pylori infection, although the organism was rarely cultivated from saliva, feces, or the environment. Since the concentrations of H. pylori in vomit were compatible with what is known about the infectious dose, our results are most consistent with an oral-oral means of transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3799-3803
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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