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American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2022, 10(1), 7-10
DOI: 10.12691/ajidm-10-1-2
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Current Perceptive on the Virulence Factors of Yersinia Enterocolitica: A Critical Review

Mahendra Pal1, and Adugna Girma Lema2

1Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, Anand, Gujarat, India

2YemalogiWelelWoreda Livestock and Fishery Development and Resource Office, KellemWollega Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia

Pub. Date: November 26, 2021

Cite this paper:
Mahendra Pal and Adugna Girma Lema. Current Perceptive on the Virulence Factors of Yersinia Enterocolitica: A Critical Review. American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2022; 10(1):7-10. doi: 10.12691/ajidm-10-1-2


Yersininia enterocolitica is an important food-borne pathogen that has become more common in recent years because of the fecal oral transmission by humans and animals. After ingesting the contaminated food, this neglected pathogen begins its pathogenic activity by invading the digestive tract of the host. Due to its growth habits, low quantities in samples and physical similarities with other bacteria, Y. enterocolitica remains a challenge for the researchers and food handlers. We presented latest information on the virulence factor in this review. All Yersinia enterocolitica have an infection strategy that relies on a virulence factor to allow them to enter, adhering to, and colonize the host while evading the host defenses and avoiding host cell clearance.

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