21. Yersinia Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén3,4,
  2. J. Paul Duff5 and
  3. Anna Meredith6
  1. Hristo Najdenski DVM, DSc1 and
  2. Stephanie Speck DVM2

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch21

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Najdenski, H. and Speck, S. (2012) Yersinia Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 3

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 4

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 5

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 6

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Stephan Angeloff Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

  2. 2

    Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Department of Virology and Rickettsiology, Munich, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • Yersinia infections;
  • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Y. enterocolitica;
  • Enterobacteriacea, Y. pestis, Y. pseudotuberculosis, Y. enterocolitica;
  • yersiniosis epidemiology, obscure;
  • disease, frequency in domestic/wild birds;
  • Yersinia enterocolitica, wide geographical distribution;
  • yersiniosis, faeco-oral/contaminated food ingested;
  • Y. pseudotuberculosis, principal reservoirs as rodents/birds;
  • zoonosis, yersiniosis of concern to economy/public health;
  • bubonic plague, in susceptible non-rodent and humans


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis and Yersinia Enterocolitica

  • Bubonic Plague

  • References