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Enteric Diseases

Enteric diseases are infections commonly transmitted by means of food, but they can also be transmitted by means of water, from animals, and from other environmental sources. The Acute Infectious Disease Program collaborates closely with the Office of Food Protection and State Health Laboratory to detect new cases of foodborne illness and to control outbreaks of foodborne illness in Rhode Island. The Acute Infectious Disease Program conducts surveillance for the following pathogens:




  • Botulism CDC   FAQ's
  • Ciguatera CDC  
  • Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, Ciguatera) CDC   FAQ's
  • Scombroid CDC   FAQ's
  • Staphylococcal Food Poisoning , Enterotoxin - B Poisoning (Staph Food Poisoning) CDC   FAQ's