The bacteria are usually transmitted via the eating or handling of raw or uncooked meat. Infants usually acquire the infection if their caregiver handles contaminated food and then handles their baby toys, pacifiers or bottles without properly cleaning their hands.
Infectolab Americas Yersinia Spot helps to monitor the antigen specific T-cell activity. These cells are part of the adaptive immune system; tracking their immune response gives a clear picture of the stage of the disease as well as providing the tools necessary to assess the success of any treatment.
Yersinia enterocolitica is a gram-negative bacterium responsible for yersiniosis. As the bacteria thrive in cooler temperatures, the infection is more common in cooler climates. The bacteria can infect the digestive tract of humans.
Symptoms usually appear within 3-7 days and can last up to 3 weeks. The most common symptoms are:
If a child has any of these symptoms, it is important to call a doctor as soon as possible.
Signs and Symptoms
Diarrhea caused by yersiniosis usually goes away without any treatment, although antibiotics are sometimes prescribed in severe cases.