Yersinia enterocolitica Infections

  • Sally Bryna Slome
  • Robert E. Black


Bacteria of the genus Yersinia have been recognized for centuries as the cause of devastating human illness in the form of plague caused by Yersinia pestis and epizootic disease in animals due to Y. pseudotuberculosis. In more recent years, a third member of the genus, Y. enterocolitica, has been reported with increasing frequency throughout the world. This ubiquitous organism has been found in a number of animal species, foods, and environmental sources, and now joins the ranks of its fellow genus members as an important human pathogen.


Yersinia Enterocolitica Erythema Nodosum Yersinia Pestis Chocolate Milk Terminal Ileitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sally Bryna Slome
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Robert E. Black
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of International HealthSchool of Hygiene and Public HealthBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineDivision of Infectious DiseasesBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.School of MedicineThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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