Glossary

Yersinia

Genus of rod-shaped bacteria whose most well-known representative is Yersinia pestis, the pathogen behind pulmonary and bubonic plague. Spoiled food, specifically pork, can lead to infection with Yersinia enterocolitica, which is accompanied by diarrhea and abdominal pain. The third pathogenic species is Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, a close relative of the plague pathogen, which causes gastroenteritis.

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