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This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a number of oblong-shaped, Yersinia enterocolitica bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron microscopic (SEM) imagery. See PHIL 21924, for a closer look at these microbes.
Additional Information:
“Yersiniosis is an infection caused most often by eating raw or undercooked pork contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica bacteria. CDC estimates Y. enterocolitica causes almost 117,000 illnesses, 640 hospitalizations, and 35 deaths in the United States every year. Children are infected more often than adults, and the infection is more common in the winter.”

For more on the topic of Yersiniosis, please see the link below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ James Archer
Creation Date:2016
Photo Credit:Illustrator: Jennifer Oosthuizen
Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED); Yersinia enterocolitica (Yersiniosis)
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