Other Interesting Facts: Yersinia enteroclitica must be pretty popular amongst it's peers because many of the other species within the Yersinia genus are commonly misidentified as Y. enterocolitica. These species include Y. aldovae, Y. bercovieri, Y. frederiksenii, Y. intermedia, Y. kristensenii, Y. mollaretii, Y. rohdei, Y. alecksiciae, and Y. massiliensis.


If you were to become infected with this organism, you would have plenty of time to do a little bathroom reading. You may even want to invest in a decorative toilet in order to lighten the mood.

Decorative toilet seat

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Yersinia enterocolitica is the most common of the Yersinia genus but you probably did not realize this being that Yersinia pestis gets all the accolades, if causing the plague is considered an accolade.

The most famous of the Yersinia genus undoubtedly is the plague causing Yersinia pestis otherwise known as the black death. To learn more about Yersinia pestis  and the plague click here or click here!


Illustration of the devastation caused by the black death (Yersinia pestis)

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