What is Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning?

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Food poisoning refers to illness, usually characterized by nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, caused by contaminated food. Yersinia enterocolitica, a type of bacteria, is one such contaminant. Like many forms of food poisoning, Y. enterocolitica is associated with raw or undercooked foods. Those who suffer from yersiniosis, another term for the food poisoning caused by ingestion of Y. enterocolitica, will likely also experience fever and abdominal pain.

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