Communicable Disease Management - Environmental Health

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​The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region conducts communicable disease investigation follow-ups related to foodborne, waterborne and vector-borne diseases and outbreaks. Communicable diseases can be spread through contaminated food, water, infected animals, or person to person. If you suspect you are ill from a communicable disease, it is very important you seek medical attention and inform your doctor. We rely on your reporting to confirm and control outbreaks.

Suspected Foodborne Illness

PLEASE NOTE: if you are currently experiencing symptoms of foodborne illness, it is recommended you visit a doctor to determine the best course of action.

Symptoms of Foodborne illness can include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, chills, abdominal cramps and more. Foodborne Illnesses take on average 6-72 hours for symptoms to start after eating potentially contaminated foods. The exact same illnesses can be aquired through contaminated water, contact with animals, or close contact with an infected person. If you suspect you have become ill after eating foods from a Public Eating Establishment, please contact us at environmentalhealth@rqhealth.ca or by phone at 306-766-7755.

For more information on Foodborne illness Signs and Symptoms visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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