Finally Mystery Solved! Researchers Find The Cause Of Crohn’s Disease And Ulcerative Colitis

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Crohn’s Disease And Ulcerative Colitis Finally Mystery Solved, More than 100,000 people in the UK are stricken by the condition, which causes a chronic inflammation of the intestine.Professor John Hermon-Taylor of St George’s Hospital, London, has developed a vaccine which should be ready within the next five years.It has already been tested successfully on animals.Professor Hermon-Taylor is convinced that a bug – known as MAP, found in animals and passed into the food chain – is the cause of most human cases of Crohn’s Disease.

He was the first doctor to make the link between Crohn’s and the bacteria MAP, found in the stomachs of cattle, sheep and pigs and which is thought to be present in as much as 6 per cent of pasteurised milk.When he tested patients with Crohn’s disease for MAP, he found the same bacteria in their intestines as in animals.However, the Government’s Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food insists that transmission to humans of MAP from animals is not proven, despite evidence of it getting into the milk supply.