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Question: What is the role of vaccination in the prevention of Helicobacter pylori?


Vaccines against H. pylori have proved effective in preventing infection in animals, but no safe vaccine is available for large-scale human use. Development of a preventive or therapeutic vaccine remains an important area of research.

Reference:  Sutton P, Lee A: Review article: Helicobacter pylori vaccines-the current status. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 14:1107-1118, 2000.

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