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The Yersinia enterocolitica situation in Denmark.

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Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, Royal Veterinary, Copenhagen, Denmark.


The importance of pigs as the major Y. e. 0:3 reservoir is strengthened by the Danish investigations. Y.e. 0:3 is the only cause of yersiniosis in Denmark, and approximately 800 cases are recorded yearly. Approximately 10% of the Danish population harbour the HLAB27 factor, thus belonging to the high-potential risk group. In order to minimize the population's risk, important preventive measures by changing the slaughtering technique have now been taken.

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