from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. A disease caused by infection by the bacterium Yersinia enterocolitica


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  • EpiQuery, an interactive database of communicable diseases from amebiasis to yersiniosis on the health department's Web site.

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  • However, more remains to be done, indicated by the fact that two people who ate pickled pork for Christmas in 2006 died of yersiniosis.

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  • 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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