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Case Definition

Confirmed Case

  • Laboratory confirmation of infection with or without symptoms: 
    • Culture isolation of Yersinia spp. from an appropriate clinical specimen

Probable Case

  • Laboratory evidence of infection with or without symptoms: 
    • Detection of Yersinia spp. by PCR from an appropriate clinical specimen.

Suspect Case 

  • Clinical illness in a person who is epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case.

SOURCE: Yersinia ( )
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