The Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency, CARPHA, has identified the cause of the gastroenteritis outbreak in Grenada.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Shawn Charles says the agency has confirmed sapovirus, salmonella and E-Coli as the causes.

The Ministry of Health in its weekly report for the period ending June 9 said there had been 155 cases of gastroenteritis recorded in both the public and private health sector, a 27 per cent increase over the previous week.

Gastroenteritis is described as sudden onset of diarrhoea, with or without fever.

It may also include vomiting.