A to Z: Yersiniosisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about bacterial infections and illnesses that result from improper food preparation.yersiniosis, yersinia enterocolitis, bacterial infections, bacteria, food safety, Yersinia, appendicitis, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, food poisoning, foodborne illnesses, enterocolitis11/26/201204/15/201909/02/201907347f56-cbcf-42c7-abeb-129758cbf748https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-yersiniosis.html/<p><em>May also be called: Yersinia Enterocolitis</em></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/yersinia.html/">Yersiniosis</a> (say: yer-sin-ee-<strong>o</strong>-sis) is a relatively uncommon infection that people can get by eating undercooked meat products (especially pork) or by drinking unpasteurized milk or contaminated water.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Yersiniosis is caused by bacteria that can infect the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/digestive.html/">digestive</a> tracts of humans, cats, dogs, pigs, cattle, and goats. People can get yersiniosis by eating or handling contaminated foods or drinking untreated water or unpasteurized milk that contain the bacteria. Infants can sometimes get yersiniosis if a parent or caretaker handles contaminated food and then doesn't clean up properly before handling the baby's toys, bottles, or pacifiers.</p> <p>Symptoms of yersiniosis usually appear 4&ndash;7 days after exposure to the bacteria and can last up to 3 weeks. Symptoms include fever, stomach pain, nausea, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a>, and bloody diarrhea. Sometimes, older kids can also get pain in the lower right side of the abdomen that may seem like appendicitis. Anyone can get yersiniosis, but it is most common in young children.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Usually, people with yersiniosis recover within a few days without medical treatment. In some cases, a doctor may prescribe antibiotic medications to treat the infection. Most yersiniosis cases can be prevented by following rules for <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/food-safety.html/">safe food handling</a>, drinking only treated water and pasteurized milk, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hand-washing.html/">washing hands</a> frequently with soap and water.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Being Safe in the KitchenCooking and baking are lots of fun - as long as you stay safe. Read this article for safety tips before you head into the kitchen.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/safe-in-kitchen.html/b6d4b44b-a395-42ab-8fa7-2d403a7fd4bb
Campylobacter InfectionsThese bacterial infections can cause diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever. Good hand-washing and food safety habits can help prevent them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/campylobacter.html/1b376c32-47d6-42a6-9eed-50dbd918e201
DiarrheaMost kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it's important to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/38efbf41-ac94-4d02-be5d-365f9b03cc12
E. ColiUndercooked burgers and unwashed produce are among the foods that can harbor E. coli bacteria and lead to infection and severe diarrhea. Here's how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/e-coli.html/e50859c8-aed8-4e36-80cf-946493dc4f12
Food PoisoningThe germs that get into food and cause food poisoning are tiny, but can have a powerful effect on the body. Find out what to do if you get food poisoning - and how to prevent it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/food-poisoning.html/ec41bcb2-5d7d-441c-babe-7ca56fab3889
Food SafetyLearn why food safety is important and how you can avoid the spread of bacteria when you are buying, preparing, and storing food.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/food-safety.html/c6a206a5-5abf-4711-bbc3-86943d8a9e36
Food Safety for Your FamilyWhy is food safety important? And how can you be sure your kitchen and the foods you prepare in it are safe?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/food-safety.html/0caf1e5d-2bda-4ba7-8855-560f9e30f791
Germs: Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and ProtozoaGerms are tiny organisms that can cause disease - and they're so small that they can creep into your system without you noticing. Find out how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/care-about-germs.html/59b8feef-766a-4272-ac83-38140b1d176a
Hand Washing: Why It's So ImportantWashing your hands well and often is the best way to keep from getting sick. Here's how to teach this all-important habit to your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/hand-washing.html/1751c1fa-461c-4b39-9003-a19c00f8549d
Listeria InfectionsListeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating contaminated food. It mostly affects pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. Here's how to protect your family.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/listeria.html/2f32dca2-6ed4-4bed-b516-cb1060fc8231
Salmonella InfectionsSalmonellosis is a foodborne illness caused by the bacteria salmonella. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and headache.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/salmonellosis.html/fdb3d696-ad27-427b-84fc-8039b5218074
SalmonellosisPeople often think of salmonellosis as food poisoning, but food is only one way the bacteria Salmonella can be spread.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/salmonellosis.html/4c9aa097-9055-452f-a15a-b78978d2a675
Shigella Infections (Shigellosis)Shigella are bacteria that can infect the digestive tract and cause a wide range of symptoms, from diarrhea, cramping, vomiting, and nausea, to more serious complications and illnesses.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/shigella.html/67699f01-6635-4ef1-b4c4-5f749ba2f73f
What Are Germs?You know they can hurt you, but what are these invisible creatures? Find out in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/germs.html/cd877075-9d39-4c9a-b4f8-d67cb341050f
Why Do I Need to Wash My Hands?Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Learn all about the best way to wash your hands in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/wash-hands.html/ae19eff8-ac7c-44be-bd9f-b2efe6953f6d
Word! BacteriaIf you're feeling crummy, it's probably because nasty bacteria or some other germs have gotten into your body and made you sick.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-bacteria.html/7bb83a46-6c12-4936-9800-851a281c47d3
YersiniosisYersiniosis is an uncommon infection caused by the consumption of undercooked meat products, unpasteurized milk, or water contaminated by the bacteria.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/yersinia.html/f4d55002-6955-42e6-9733-a1432a613915