Stool: Yersinia enterocolitica – Shipped August 10, 2020
A simulated stool sample collected from an 8 year old boy with 2 day history of diarrhea was sent to category A laboratories.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M202-2
- Yersinia enterocolitica remains an important agent of foodborne gastroenteritis, and should be identified and notified to relevant public health authorities when present.
- While antimicrobial therapy may not be routinely needed, there are limited antimicrobial options.