Yersiniosis is a kind of infection. It is caused by the bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica. Most individuals develop this infection after eating undercooked or raw pork. Other animals that may provide it include rats, rabbits, sheep, cows, and horses. Cats and dogs may also spread the infection, but less often. Young children are particularly susceptible to this infection.
Moreover, yersiniosis produces fever and gastrointestinal (GI) issues, including diarrhea—most cases resolve independently. However, medications may be required to kill the bacteria. It may sometimes produce additional problems, such as joint discomfort and skin rash.