Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are those that are transmitted from one individual to another. These diseases, also known as contagious diseases, are caused by microorganisms, such as protozoa, fungi, viruses, and bacteria, that invades the body and causes a series of changes that leads to infection and damage to the body. Infectious diseases are one that can be transmitted by direct or indirect contact or through the air. While most infectious diseases last a short amount of time they can be quite serious, and sometimes fatal.

What You Should Do

  • Prevent the spread of disease more
  • Make sure that you and your children are up to data on your immunizations more

Diseases of Concern

Bioterrorism Agents

    • Anthrax CDC   FAQ's
    • Botulism CDC   FAQ's
    • Brucellosis CDC   FAQ's
    • Burkholderia mallei (Glanders) CDC   FAQ's
    • Burkholderia pseudomallei (Melioidosis) CDC  
    • Clostridium Perfringens (Epsilon Toxin) CDC   FAQ's
    • Plague; Bubonic, Septicemic, Pneumonic (Plague) CDC   FAQ's
    • Q-Fever CDC   FAQ's
    • Ricin Poisoning CDC   FAQ's
    • Smallpox CDC   FAQ's
    • Staphylococcal Food Poisoning , Enterotoxin - B Poisoning (Staph Food Poisoning) CDC   FAQ's
    • Tularemia (Rabbit fever) CDC   FAQ's
    • Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola, Lassa, Marburg) CDC   FAQ's

Foodborne Illnesses

Flu & other Respiratory Diseases

Bacteria

  • Haemophilus Influenza disease , Type B (Hib or H-flu) CDC   Data
  • Legionellosis (Legionnaire's Disease) CDC   Data
  • Listeriosis (Listeria) CDC   Data
  • Meningococcal Disease, bacterial , meningitidis (Meningitis, bacterial) CDC   Data
  • Pneumococcal Disease () CDC   FAQ's Data
  • Psittacosis CDC  
  • Streptococcal Disease , Group A (invasive) (Strep A, Strep Throat; Impetigo) CDC   FAQ's Data
  • Streptococcal Disease , Group B (Strep-B) CDC   FAQ's Data

Viral

Healthcare Acquired Infections

Hepatitis

HIV / AIDS

Lice, Head and Body Lice (Pediculosis )

Mosquito Related Diseases

Rabies & Animal Bites

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Tuberculosis (TB)

Tick Related Diseases

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

All Reportable Diseases and Conditions

Immediately Reportable Diseases & Conditions

The following diseases and conditions must be reported IMMEDIATELY (222-2577 or 272-5952) on the day of recognition or strong suspicion of disease. Laboratory confirmation is not necessary prior to report being filed. State Laboratory can assist with specimen collection and handling (401-222-5600).

Report within 4 days of recognition

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS/HIV) Report Form
  • Anaplasmosis Report Form
  • Babesiosis Report Form
  • Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter) Report Form
  • Chancroid Report Form
  • Chlamydia Report Form
  • Coccidioidomycosis fungal infection (Valley fever) Report Form
  • Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease transmissible spongioform (CJD) Report Form
  • Cryptosporidiosis (Crypto) Report Form
  • Cyclosporiasis Report Form
  • Dengue 1,2,3,4 (Dengue Fever) Report Form
  • E. Coli infection (E.Coli) Report Form
  • Ehrlichiosis Report Form
  • Giardiasis (Giardia) Report Form
  • Gonococcal Infection (Gonorrhea) Report Form
  • Granuloma inguinale Report Form
  • Haemophilus Influenza disease Type B (Hib or H-flu) Report Form , Note: Invasive Disease only: confirmed by isolation from blood, CSF, pericardial fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, joint fluid, or other normally sterile site.
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) Report Form
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B) Report Form , Note: Report AST, ALT and bilirubin also
  • Hepatitis C (Hep C) Report Form , Note: Report AST, ALT and bilirubin also
  • Hepatitis D (Hep D) Report Form , Note: Report AST, ALT and bilirubin also
  • Hepatitis E (Hep E) Report Form , Note: Report AST, ALT and bilirubin also
  • Histoplasmosis infection (Histoplasmosis) Report Form
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Report Form , Note: Use unique identifier only, not name of person
  • Legionellosis (Legionnaire's Disease) Report Form
  • Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) Report Form
  • Leptospirosis Report Form
  • Listeriosis (Listeria) Report Form , Note: Invasive Disease only: confirmed by isolation from blood, CSF, pericardial fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, joint fluid, or other normally sterile site.
  • Lyme borreliosis (Lyme Disease) Report Form
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum infection (LVG) Report Form
  • Malaria Report Form
  • Meningitis, viral (Meningitis) Report Form , Note: all suspected types (aseptic, bacterial, fungal, or viral)
  • Mumps Report Form
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Report Form
  • Pertussis Report Form
  • Pneumococcal Disease () Report Form , Note: Invasive Disease only: confirmed by isolation from blood, CSF, pericardial fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, joint fluid, or other normally sterile site.
  • Psittacosis Report Form
  • Rickettsiosis (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) Report Form
  • Rubella Including congenital (German Measles) Report Form
  • Salmonellosis gastroenteritis (Salmonella) Report Form
  • Shigellosis gastroenteritis (Shigella) Report Form
  • Streptococcal Disease Group A (invasive) (Strep A, Strep Throat; Impetigo) Report Form , Note: Invasive Disease only: confirmed by isolation from blood, CSF, pericardial fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, joint fluid, or other normally sterile site.
  • Streptococcal Disease Group B (Strep-B) Report Form , Note: Invasive Disease only: confirmed by isolation from blood, CSF, pericardial fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, joint fluid, or other normally sterile site.
  • Streptococcal Toxic-Shock Syndrome STSS, Toxic Shock (STSS, TSS) Report Form
  • Syphilis primary, secondary, early latent Report Form
  • Syphilis Late latent, or congenital Report Form
  • Tetanus Infection tetani (Lock Jaw) Report Form
  • Trichonosis Infection (Trichinosis) Report Form
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Report Form , Note: all sites PPD + in children < 6
  • Tuberculosis (Latent) (LTBI) Report Form
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) Report Form , Note: Associated Deaths
  • West Nile Virus Report Form
  • Yersenia (Yersinia) Report Form

Potential Agents of Bioterrorism

Report to RI Dept of Health Office office of Communicable Disease IMMEDIATELY (222-2577 or 272-5952) when there is suspicion of infection with one of these agents. For lab test support call 401-222-5600.