Find out what you can do to help keep your family healthy when making chitlins or any dish with pork intestines.
Symptoms of yersiniosis can vary depending on the age of the person infected.
In young children, common symptoms are
- abdominal pain, and
- diarrhea, which is often bloody.
Symptoms in older children and adults may include
- fever and
- pain on the right side of the abdomen, and may be confused with appendicitis.
Symptoms typically develop 4 to 7 days after exposure and may last 1 to 3 weeks or longer. Complications are rare and can include skin rash, joint pains, or spread of bacteria to the bloodstream.