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Enhanced epidemic intelligence using a web-based screening system during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Euro Surveill. 2014 May 08; 19(18)ES

Abstract

The 2010 FIFA World Cup took place in South Africa between 11 June and 11 July 2010. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), in collaboration with the hosting authorities, carried out enhanced epidemic intelligence activities from 7 June to 16 July 2010 for timely detection and monitoring of signals of public health events with a potential to pose a risk to participants and visitors. We adapted ECDC’s routine epidemic intelligence process to targeted event-based surveillance of official and unofficial online information sources. A set of three specifically adapted alerts in the web-based screening system MedISys were set up: potential public health events in South Africa, those occurring in the participating countries and those in the rest of the world. Results were shared with national and international public health partners through daily bulletins. According to pre-established ECDC criteria for the World Cup, 21 events of potential public health relevance were identified at local and international level. Although none of the events detected were evaluated as posing a serious risk for the World Cup, we consider that the investment in targeted event-based surveillance activities during the tournament was relevant as it facilitated real-time detection and assessment of potential threats. An additional benefit was early communication of relevant information to public health partners.

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Epidemic Intelligence group, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24832118

Citation

Mantero, J, et al. "Enhanced Epidemic Intelligence Using a Web-based Screening System During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 19, no. 18, 2014.
Mantero J, Szegedi E, Payne Hallstrom L, et al. Enhanced epidemic intelligence using a web-based screening system during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Euro Surveill. 2014;19(18).
Mantero, J., Szegedi, E., Payne Hallstrom, L., Lenglet, A., Depoortere, E., Kaic, B., Blumberg, L., Linge, J. P., & Coulombier, D. (2014). Enhanced epidemic intelligence using a web-based screening system during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 19(18).
Mantero J, et al. Enhanced Epidemic Intelligence Using a Web-based Screening System During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Euro Surveill. 2014 May 8;19(18) PubMed PMID: 24832118.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Enhanced epidemic intelligence using a web-based screening system during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. AU - Mantero,J, AU - Szegedi,E, AU - Payne Hallstrom,L, AU - Lenglet,A, AU - Depoortere,E, AU - Kaic,B, AU - Blumberg,L, AU - Linge,J P, AU - Coulombier,D, Y1 - 2014/05/08/ PY - 2014/5/17/entrez PY - 2014/5/17/pubmed PY - 2014/7/2/medline JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill VL - 19 IS - 18 N2 - The 2010 FIFA World Cup took place in South Africa between 11 June and 11 July 2010. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), in collaboration with the hosting authorities, carried out enhanced epidemic intelligence activities from 7 June to 16 July 2010 for timely detection and monitoring of signals of public health events with a potential to pose a risk to participants and visitors. We adapted ECDC’s routine epidemic intelligence process to targeted event-based surveillance of official and unofficial online information sources. A set of three specifically adapted alerts in the web-based screening system MedISys were set up: potential public health events in South Africa, those occurring in the participating countries and those in the rest of the world. Results were shared with national and international public health partners through daily bulletins. According to pre-established ECDC criteria for the World Cup, 21 events of potential public health relevance were identified at local and international level. Although none of the events detected were evaluated as posing a serious risk for the World Cup, we consider that the investment in targeted event-based surveillance activities during the tournament was relevant as it facilitated real-time detection and assessment of potential threats. An additional benefit was early communication of relevant information to public health partners. SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24832118/Enhanced_epidemic_intelligence_using_a_web_based_screening_system_during_the_2010_FIFA_World_Cup_in_South_Africa_ L2 - http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=20796 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -