What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the rate of confirmed or probable cases of enteric (intestinal) disease per 100,000 people. Enteric infections enter the body through the mouth and intestinal tract and are usually spread through contaminated food and water or by contact with vomit or feces. Enteric diseases included in this measure are: botulism, campylobacteriosis, cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), hepatitis A, hepatitis E, listeriosis, salmonellosis, Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (O157 and others), shigellosis, typhoid fever, vibriosis, and yersiniosis.

Why is this indicator important?

Every year, millions of cases of enteric illness and thousands of associated deaths occur in the United States. Much of this burden could be prevented with better science and prevention tools.

About the data

Community: Union County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2014

Category: Infectious Diseases

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center, Surveillance and Investigation Division

Reference Source: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center, Surveillance and Investigation Division