New digital technologies for the surveillance of infectious diseases at mass gathering events.

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Outbreaks of infectious diseases at mass gatherings can strain the health system of the host region and pose a threat to local and global health. In addition to strengthening existing surveillance systems, most host nations also use novel technologies to assess disease risk and augment traditional surveillance approaches. We review novel approaches to disease surveillance using the Internet, mobile phone applications, and wireless sensor networks. These novel approaches to disease surveillance can result in prompt detection.

Investigators
Abbreviation
Clin. Microbiol. Infect.
Publication Date
2014-12-31
Volume
21
Issue
2
Page Numbers
134-40
Pubmed ID
25636385
Medium
Print-Electronic
Full Title
New digital technologies for the surveillance of infectious diseases at mass gathering events.
Authors
Nsoesie EO, Kluberg SA, Mekaru SR, Majumder MS, Khan K, Hay SI, Brownstein JS