Yersiniosis

Report within 24 hours of Diagnosis to the Local Health Department.

Yersiniosis is an uncommon infection of the intestines caused by bacteria. The bacteria are most often spread by eating contaminated food, especially raw or undercooked pork products. Preparing raw pork intestines may be particularly risky. Symptoms can include mild to severe diarrhea (which can be watery or bloody), abdominal pain, nausea, and fever. Uncomplicated cases usually go away on their own however, in more severe cases, health care providers may prescribe antibiotics. The disease can be passed to other people as long as the bacteria are being passed in his/her stool.

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Last Reviewed: 5/12/2017