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Survival of Helicobacter pylori in artificially contaminated ultrahigh temperature and pasteurized milk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17188208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a very important bacterial pathogen of humans which may cause gastrointestinal illnesses ranging from gastric and duodenal ulcers to neoplastic diseases such as MALToma and gastric cancer. Transmission via contaminated food is still uncertain but several authors believe this can realistically occur and milk may act as a vehicle of infection. This paper reports the results of H. pylori survival trials in pasteurized and ultrahigh temperature (UHT) milks artificially contaminated and aerobically stored at 4 degrees C. The results obtained showed that the four strains used in this study (H. pylori nat 18-19-20 and H. pylori ATCC 43504), had a progressive reduction in bacterial load with a median survival of 9 days in pasteurized milk and 12 days in UHT milk, with approximate average of initial inoculum of 10(5) and 10(6)cfu/ml, respectively. These findings are very important to clarify the route of transmission of H. pylori to humans via food and for implementation of a correct risk analysis for food safety purposes.
N C Quaglia; A Dambrosio; G Normanno; A Parisi; A Firinu; V Lorusso; G V Celano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-05-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food microbiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0740-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-25     Completed Date:  2007-04-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8601127     Medline TA:  Food Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health and Animal Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Str. Prov. per Casamassima Km 3, 70010 Valenzano (Ba), Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Colony Count, Microbial
Consumer Product Safety*
Food Handling / methods*
Food Preservation / methods*
Helicobacter pylori / growth & development*
Milk / microbiology*
Time Factors

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