Yersiniosis - Statistics and Incidence Rate

Yersiniosis is a bacterium that is spread through contaminated water, food (particularly meat), unpasteurized milk, and contact with infected animals.

Symptoms of yersiniosis include:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Skin lesions

Yersiniosis in Niagara

  • 5 cases reported in 2015.
  • Monitoring as far back as 2006, Niagara has been consistently below the provincial incidence rate (Figure 1)

Figure 1. Incidence rate of yersiniosis by year, for Niagara region and Ontario (2006-2014)

Probable and confirmed cases reported.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health; Population Estimates, IntelliHealth, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care [2015], extracted April 17, 2015 by Niagara Region Public Health. Ontario data: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Integrated Public Health System database, extracted by Public Health Ontario [April 20, 2015].

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