Foodborne illness

Diagnosed & Treatment

Yersiniosis is usually diagnosed by a lab test called a stool culture. Your health care provider will provide the special container you need to collect a stool specimen. Many laboratories do not routinely test for Yersinia.Therefore, it is important to notify laboratory personnel when infection with this bacterium is suspected so special tests can be run. It usually takes several days before the test results are ready.

Okay so, most cases of yersiniosis resolve on their own without treatment, usually after one to three weeks. In more severe or complicated infections, antibiotics may be useful. Yersinia is generally resistant to penicillin.


The Care in patients with Y enterocolitica infection is primarily supportive, with good nutrition and making sure they're hydrated, and if necessary is provided prescriptions for treatment.