Yersinia enterocolitica, and less commonly other Yersinia species, are bacteria that cause acute diarrhea. Infection is usually spread by food or water contaminated by feces or urine from infected humans, animals or pets, and raw pork or pork products. Yersiniosis is likely underdiagnosed because in many laboratories it is not included in routine stool culture for gastrointestinal pathogens.
Resources for the general public
Resources for health care professionals
- Yersiniosis is a reportable condition in King County: See disease reporting requirements.
- Communicable disease surveillance summaries: Case data for last 10 years for selected cases of disease in King County.
- Yersiniosis chapter from CDC's Health Information for International Travel, CDC