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 JBM  Vol.6 No.7 , July 2018
Enhanced Surveillance for National (Handicapped) Sports Games in Wakayama, Japan 2015
Abstract: Introduction: We undertook enhanced surveillance of the 2015 Kinokuni Wakayama National Sports Games (70th National Sports Games) and the Kinokuni Wakayama Handicapped Sports Games (15th National Handicapped Sports Games) held in Wakayama prefecture in 2015, for which this paper presented operational details and an evaluation. Methods: Enhanced surveillance conducted involved (Nursery) School Absenteeism Surveillance system ((N)SASSy), Prescription Surveillance, and Ambulance Transfer Surveillance from 30 August through 9 November. We evaluated those surveillances on all days including weekends, integrated the results as a daily report, and published it on the web. Results: We found no cluster or cases requiring more tracing and investigation except for suspected cases of rubella in (N)SASSy. Moreover, no moderate aberration was found for two consecutive days for the same area and symptom. Conclusion: Our experience with this enhanced surveillance presents important lessons for countermeasures by local governments for mass gatherings or politically important events.
Cite this paper: Kambe, C. , Fujii, H. , Niu, T. , Matsuura, H. , Nagai, N. , Nakamura, Y. and Nojiri, T. (2018) Enhanced Surveillance for National (Handicapped) Sports Games in Wakayama, Japan 2015. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 6, 35-47. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2018.67004.
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