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.

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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...
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...

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

Low on the list! Based on the large number of questions on this website about Yersinia pestis, there's clearly someone out there who is very worried about plague! Plague is not a concern on a hiking trip, unless a bioterrorist decides to release the bacteria on your hiking trail. This would clearly be someone who flunked bioterrorism 101. Read more...
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...