American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An intestinal disease with symptoms resembling those of appendicitis, occurring chiefly in children and young adults and caused by a species of yersinia (Yersinia enterocolitica) that infects humans and animals.
“EpiQuery, an interactive database of communicable diseases from amebiasis to yersiniosis on the health department's Web site.”
“However, more remains to be done, indicated by the fact that two people who ate pickled pork for Christmas in 2006 died of yersiniosis.”
“Only rarely does yersiniosis lead to such a tragic outcome, and most cases cause nothing more than intestinal infection or at worst a drawn-out arthritis.”
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