yersiniosis (EN)

GC: n

S: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile77.stm(external link) (last access: 28 February 2013); https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/yersiniosis/fact_sheet.htm(external link) (last access: 28 February 2016).

N: 1. Alexandre Yersin, in full Alexandre-Émile-John Yersin, also called Alexandre-John-Émile Yersin (born Sept. 23, 1863, Lavaux, near Aubonne, Switz.—died March 1, 1943, Nha Trang, Annam, Indochina, now in Vietnam), Swiss-born French bacteriologist and one of the discoverers of the bubonic plague bacillus, Pasteurella pestis, now called Yersinia pestis.
2. Acute gastrointestinal infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia enterocolitica, characterized by fever, often-bloody diarrhea, and abdominal pain. A temporary rash called erythema nodosum also may appear on the skin, and the disease can lead to a temporary arthritis of the knees, ankles, or wrists. Frequently occurring in young children, the infection is more common during the winter months.
Most people acquire yersiniosis from contaminated foods, water, and unpasteurized milk; raw or undercooked pork products (e.g., raw pork intestines, or chitterlings) are a major source of the disease.

S: 1 & 2. EncBrit - http://global.britannica.com/science/yersiniosis(external link) (last access: 28 February 2013).

SYN: yersinial infection

S: http://www.harrisonspractice.com/practice/ub/view/Harrisons%20Practice/141646/all/nonplague_yersinial_infections(external link) (last access: 28 February 2013)

CR: flea, louse, plague.


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