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

Answer:

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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