Can Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning be prevented?

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There are several measures you can take to help prevent Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning. Yersinia enterocolitica may be found in pork or other meat products that have not been cooked well, so washing your hands and kitchen utensils during food preparation can help you avoid illness. Yersinia enterocolitica is also found in untreated water, so when traveling, you can help prevent food poisoning by making sure you have access to clean water. There are no vaccines available for Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning currently, so prevention mostly involves careful attention to hand washing and general hygiene.

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