yer·​sin·​i·​o·​sis yər-ˌsin-ē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce yersiniosis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Yersinia (as Y. pseudotuberculosis)
especially : an infectious disease that is caused by a yersinia (Y. enterocolitica) transmitted chiefly in contaminated water and food (as raw or undercooked pork products) and is marked especially by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea

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“Yersiniosis.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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