Surveillance for Mass Gatherings: NCAA Final Four 2017 in Maricopa County, Arizona

Final Four-associated events culminated in four days of intense activity from March 31st through April 3rd, and added an estimated 400,000 visitors to Maricopa County's 4.2 million residents.

Objective:

To describe and present results for the enhanced epidemiologic surveillance system established during the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men’s College Basketball Championship (Final Four) events.

January 21, 2018

Oregon Poison Center and Oregon Public Health Division Monitoring for the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Presented November 31, 2017 by the Oregon Poison Center and Oregon Public Health Division Monitoring.

Presenters:

Sandy Giffin, RN, MS, Director, Oregon Poison Center

Laurel Boyd, MPH, ESSENCE Epidemiologist, Oregon Public Health Division

December 01, 2017

Oregon Short Surveillance Report Template

This one-page report template is provided by the Oregon Public Health Division Health Intelligence Branch and will adapted for statewide surveillance of the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

 

August 17, 2017

Oregon ESSENCE: Using ESSENCE for Mass Gathering Surveillance

Syndromic surveillance is the near real-time monitoring of key health indicators in emergency department (ED) and urgent care visits. Oregon ESSENCE tracks the number of visits for specific patient symptoms using chief complaints (what the patient says is the reason for their visit) and discharge diagnosis codes. Visit information is collected from EDs and urgent care centers across the state. Currently, all 60 eligible hospitals are sending ED data every day for syndromic surveillance. Some urgent care centers are currently reporting. See

August 16, 2017

An Exploration of Public Events and Alcohol Related Incidents

Champaign County is one of the largest counties in central Illinois with a population of ~207,000 and is home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which currently has 44,500 students. In the fall the university hosts Big Ten football games which have recently been drawing an average attendance of ~45,000 people, many traveling from Chicago or other parts of the Midwest. The twin cities host a number of community events and festivals throughout the Spring and Summer. Typically the community festivals have liquor licenses whereas no alcohol is served in the football stadium.

August 22, 2017

Surveillance for Mass Gatherings: Super Bowl XLIX in Maricopa County, Arizona, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX took place on February 1st, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. In preparation for this large scale public event and related activities, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) developed methods for enhanced surveillance, situational awareness and early detection of public health emergencies.

Objective

September 18, 2017

Syndromic Surveillance of Emergency Department Visits for the 2015 Special Olympics

LAC hosted the 2015 Special Olympics (SO) which welcomed approximately 6,500 athletes from 165 countries, as well as 30,000 volunteers and 500,000 spectators from July 25 to August 2, 2015. International athletes were not required to show proof of vaccinations and were housed in dormitories for nine days, creating potential for infectious disease outbreaks.

September 20, 2017

What did Syndromic Surveillance Show During London 2012? Lessons for Mass Gatherings

We assessed the impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on syndromic surveillance systems including the incidence of syndromic indictors and total contacts with health care.

Introduction

November 30, 2017

Public Health and Mass Gathering Events: Assessing Need for Surveillance in Wales, UK

Mass gathering is defined by WHO as – “More than specified number of persons (which can be as few as 1000 persons to more than 25000) at a specific location for a specific purpose (social function, large public event or sports competition) for a defined period of time” . Mass gatherings are considered to have the potential for public health incidents, outbreaks and casualties attributed to the inevitable overcrowding in a place.

December 28, 2017

Usefulness of Syndromic Surveillance during Ultra-endurance Running Races: Example with the ÒGrand Raid de La RŽunionÓ Ultra Trail

The 'Grand Raid de la Reunion' is one of the hardest ultra trails in the world (5,350 competitors in 2012). This one stage race takes place in Reunion Island, a French overseas department in the Indian Ocean. Ultra trails and ultra marathons are intense long-distance running races pushing back human physical abilities' limits. In general terms, studies about these races highlight different severity levels' injuries, from asymptomatic to critical condition [1-4]. No study has yet used syndromic surveillance to study the impact of such sporting events on ED visits.

May 02, 2019

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