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.
“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.”
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