Family outbreak of yersiniosis.

  title={Family outbreak of yersiniosis.},
  author={Teodoro Mart{\'i}n and G F Kasian and Sarah Stead},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={16 4},
Yersinia enterocolitica biotype 1, serotype O:21 was isolated from feces or rectal washings of three members of one family in northwestern Saskatchewan. The three isolates gave positive pathogenicity tests in guinea pigs with cultures grown at 22 degrees C as inoculum. All three cases showed clinical symptoms consistent with yersiniosis. All three cases had symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal pain, and two cases had recorded fever. In two cases, appendicitis was initially suspect. One case with… CONTINUE READING