The following tips can help protect you and your family from yersiniosis.

Avoid eating raw or undercooked pork
Boy drinking milk

Consume only pasteurized milk and milk products, such as soft cheese, ice cream, and yogurt. Find out about the dangers of raw milk >

washing hands

Wash hands with soap and water before eating and preparing food, after contact with animals, and after handling raw meat. Learn the right way to wash hands >

Dad and daughterAfter handling raw chitlins, clean hands and fingernails thoroughly with soap and water before touching infants or their toys, bottles, or pacifiers. Someone other than the person handling food should care for children while chitlins are being prepared. Find out how to stay safe while preparing chitlins >

Cut raw meat

Use separate cutting boards for meat and other foods and carefully clean all cutting boards, countertops, and utensils with soap and hot water after preparing raw meat. Learn four simple steps to food safety >

Puppy running in grass

Pick up and dispose of animal poop, especially in areas where children might play. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and running water contact with pets and other animals, their poop, or their belongings. Get more tips to help keep you and your pets healthy >