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Yersiniosis

Factsheet

Yersiniosis is a bacterial disease that generally affects the intestinal tract. It is a relatively uncommon disease and usually occurs as a single isolated event. Occasional outbreaks have been reported due to a common exposure.


Disease Reporting

What is required?

For health-care providers and clinical laboratories:

Health-care providers and clinical laboratories are required to report cases and suspect cases of yersiniosis to local health departments within one working day of identification. Cases are subject to restriction on school and day-care attendance, food handling, and patient care for the duration of any diarrhea and/or vomiting.

Disease reporting form (pdf) for health-care practitioners

Investigative Guidelines (pdf) for yersiniosis.

See our disease reporting page for information on how to report and for telephone numbers of local health departments.


For county health departments:

Yersiniosis case report form (pdf)

For reportable diseases lacking Oregon-specific investigative guidelines or case report forms, please contact the epidemiologist on call for assistance.


Data

Yersiniosis statistics (pdf) from the 2012 Oregon Communicable Disease Summary.