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What are the symptoms associated with yersinia?

What are the symptoms associated with yersinia?

Yersinia: Which yersinia are you referring to? ---> Y. pestis causes the plague - a very deathly and contagious disease. ---> Y. enterocolitica causes yersiniosis (diarrhea, abdominal pain +/- fever, stomach upset etc). ...Read more

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Dr. Vivian Lee
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Yersinia (Definition)

Yersinia is the term for a group of bacteria, one of which causes what is commonly known as the plague. This infection is spread by rodents and can cause pneumonia, bleeding, and large bumps from inflamed lymph nodes. Another type ...Read more


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How dangerous is yersinia?

How dangerous is yersinia?

Most of time okay...: I assume you're talking about the yersinia that causes diarrhea and abd discomfort. Most cases do not merit treatment. In people with co-morbidities (diabetes, suppressed immune system) and those with severe disease (the bacteria is in the blood stream and they're septic), then it can be dangerous and treatment is needed. Most of the time cases get better on their own. ...Read more

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How does yersinia hurt you?

How does yersinia hurt you?

Causes diarrhea...: As well as abdominal pain and fever. Most of the time the illness gets better on it's own and no antibiotics are treatment. In people with co-morbidities (diabetes, poor immune system) and those with bacteria in the blood stream, then the disease can be bad. Most of the time, it's not. ...Read more

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How dangerous is yersinia ?

How dangerous is yersinia ?

Which species?: The genus Yersinia includes pestis (cause of plague), enterocolitica and pseudotuberculosis. Each can produce severe and potentially life-threatening disease if you become infected. Generally the latter two produce gastroenteritic infections and can mimic appendicitis. Infections may be followed by Guillian-Barre syndrome. ...Read more

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Does yersinia pestis occur naturally?

Does yersinia pestis occur naturally?

Yes: Yersinia pestis is the bacteria that causes plague. It occurs naturally in nature. It infects various rodents and is spread to people through flea bites. ...Read more

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Where are the most common places yersinia are found?

Where are the most common places yersinia are found?

Plague: Most of the cases of plague reported to the world health organization are from africa, asia and south america. ...Read more

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Can physical barriers stop the transmission of the yersinia?

Can physical barriers stop the transmission of the yersinia?

Plague: Yersinia pestis, the cause of plague, only transmits from person to person via the respiratory route from a patient with pneumonic plague. Respiratory precautions are needed. ...Read more

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How dangerous is yersinia pestis when you go hiking on vacations?

How dangerous is yersinia pestis when you go hiking on vacations?

Depends where u are : The risk depends on whether you are in an endemic area and if you are, the highest risk time is when a die off of the rodent reservoir occurs producing a lot of hungry infected fleas. ...Read more

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How does yersinia reproduce? Only in rats and fleas?

How does yersinia reproduce?  Only in rats and fleas?

Plague: Yersinia pestis replicates like other bacteria. It grows well in rodents and fleas as well as other mammals like humans. ...Read more

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Where does yersinia pestis infect the most in the body?

Where does yersinia pestis infect the most in the body?

See below: Yersinia pestis the cause of plague has 2 main forms. Bubonic plague causes regional lymph node swelling usually in the groin, axilla or neck. Pneumonic plague affects the lungs. ...Read more