Volume 21, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



infection has been reporte in the United States in six species of domestic mammal (cat, cow, goat, rabbit, sheep, and swine), five species of wild mammal including black-tailed jack rabbit (), white-tailed antelope squirrel (), eastern cottontail (), black-faced kangaroo (), and albino fallow deer (), and three birds (canary, dove, and pigeon). Also, epizootics in chinchilla caused by have been recorded in the United States. The importance of intestinal carriers in fecal-oral spread of infection is emphasized in the epizootiology of yersiniosis (infection with or ). Wild birds and rodents appear to be significant reservoirs of , but birds have not been found infected with .


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