Acute Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Center for
To control the person-to-person spread of infectious diseases in the state.
What we do
Monitor reportable infectious diseases: Identify newly diagnosed cases reportable under Rhode Island law and analyze trends in newly diagnosed cases.
Locate people who have been exposed to infectious diseases and contact them and guide them to action.
Control disease outbreaks, plan public health responses to outbreaks of infectious disease and react swiftly to contain outbreaks with health care providers in the community.