yersiniosis

noun
yer·​sin·​i·​o·​sis | \ yər-ˌsin-ē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce yersiniosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of yersiniosis

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/yersiniosis. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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