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Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis is a bacteria that can cause acute stomach illness. There are 3 Yersinia species that cause illness in humans.The other species are:

  • Yersinia enterocolitica: This is a more common cause of stomach illness in humans
  • Yersinia pestis: This is the organism which causes plague.

How it's spread

If you've been infected with Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis, it usually takes 5-10 days for the symptoms to develop (but sometimes up to 21 days).

Animals and humans can both get Yersina Pseudotuberculosis. It can be spread by:

  • contact with infected faeces (poos).
  • eating or drinking contaminated food or water.
  • contact with contaminated soil and infected animals.

Foods that have been known to cause outbreaks of Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis include raw grated carrots, lettuce and contaminated chocolate milk.The disease can still be present in faeces weeks after the symptoms have gone.

Medicines For Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
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