Could Our Housekeeped with H Pylori Endanger Our Health
Our housekeeper (she visits twice a month) has been treated two times for H Pylori.
The first round of antibiotics did not clear her system.
She began a second course of a different antibiotic which was supposed to last 2 weeks. After one week she was experiencing such severe symptoms that, having failed to reach her specialist, she consulted her family physician, who agreed she should discontinue the treatment.
When she got to see the specialist a couple of weeks later she was told that:
1) no treatment would be offered until it was determined whether she still had the bacteria, and
2) her husband should also be tested.
My husband and I are in our late 60s. I am concerned that two rounds of antibiotic treatment (the latter one fore-shortened) may have strengthened the bacteria which our housekeeper may still have.
Would we be wise to offer her sick leave until she is not affected by the bacteria,rather than have her cleaning in our home?