|Morphology||Gram negative microaerophilic curved rod.|
|Growth Conditions||Nutrient rich media usually containing BSA or FBS.|
|Host Range||Humans and animals|
|Modes of Transmission||With more than 50 % of the world’s population infected, acquisition is likely to occur during childhood through fecal-oral, oral-oral contact, or during gastrointestinal tract transit disorders.|
|Signs and Symptoms||Gastroenteritis and ulcers. Major symptoms are abdominal pain, heartburn, and nausea.|
|Treatment||Clarithromycin, amoxicillin, and tetracycline.|
|Surveillance||Can be confirmed by culture, blood antigen detection, and urease detection|
|MSU Requirements||Report any exposures.|
|Laboratory Acquired Infections (LAIs)||3 reported cases.|
|Sources||May be located in the oral cavity, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary regions.|
|BSL2||For all procedures involving known or potentially infected cultures.|
|ABSL2||For all procedures utilizing infected animals.|
|Small||Notify others working in the lab. Remove and don new PPE. Cover area of the spill with absorbent material and add 10 % Bleach. Allow 30 minutes hour of contact time. After 30 minutes and then cleanup and dispose of materials.|
|Large||For assistance, contact MSU's Biosafety Officer: Ryan Bartlett, email@example.com, (406) 994-6733
or Safety and Risk Management (406-994- 2711).
Flush eyes, mouth or nose for 5 minutes at eyewash station.
Wash area with soap and water for 5 minutes.
Immediately report incident to supervisor, complete a first report of injury report, and submit to Safety and Risk Management.
During business hours: Bridger Occupational Health 3406 Laramie Drive. Weekdays 8am -6pm. Weekends 9am-5pm
After business hours: Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Emergency Room 915 Highland Blvd Bozeman, MT
|Disinfection||Susceptible to 10 % Bleach, and 70 % ethanol.|
|Inactivation||Inactivated by dry heat (1 hour at 160-170° C).|
|Survival Outside Host||Unknown.|
|Minimum PPE Requirements||At minimum, gloves, closed toed shoes, lab coat, and appropriate face and eye protection prior to working with H. pylori. Additional PPE may be required depending on lab specific SOPs.|