Field Team Syndromic Surveillance for Mass Gatherings: NCAA Final Four 2017

Description: 

Final Four-associated events culminated in four days of intense activity from 3/31/17-4/3/17, which attracted an estimated 400,000 visitors to Maricopa County (population 4.2 million). Field teams of staff and volunteers were deployed to three days of Music Fest, four days of Fan Fest, and three Final Four games (Games) as part of an enhanced epidemiologic surveillance system.

Objective:

To describe and present results of field-based near-real time syndromic surveillance conducted at first aid stations during the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men’s College Basketball Championship (Final Four) events, and the use of field team data to improve situational awareness for Mass Gathering events.

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Original Publication Year: 
2018
Event/Publication Date: 
January, 2018

January 21, 2018

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