This report presents provisional information on laboratory reports of Yersinia in Scotland up to the end of 2019. The surveillance of Yersinia in Scotland relies on reports from all laboratories in Scotland. These are reported to HPS via Electronic Communication of Surveillance in Scotland (ECOSS). 

Main points:

  • Yersinia infections are not commonly reported in Scotland
  • in 2019 there were five reports of Yersinia enterocolitica
  • this was a decrease on the 12 reports in 2018​

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