Title: Event-based surveillance during EXPO Milan 2015: rationale, tools, procedures and initial results
Authors: RICCARDO FlaviaDEL MANSO MCAPORALI M.g.NAPOLI C.LINGE JensMANTICA ELEONORAVERILE MarcoPIATTI A.POMPA M.g.VELLUCCI L.COSTANZO V.BASTIAMPILLAI A.j.GABRIELLI E.GRAMEGNA M.DECLICH Silvia
Citation: HEALTH SECURITY vol. 14 no. 3 p. 161-172
Publisher: MARY ANN LIEBERT
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC101118
ISSN: 2326-5094
URI: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/hs.2015.0075
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC101118
DOI: 10.1089/hs.2015.0075
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We report the rationale and implementation of the first national EBS system set up for a mass gathering in Italy. In our view, this concrete example of EBS application in a national context is valuable in gaining experience with and collecting evidence on functioning EBS procedures, processes and tools. Our experience suggests that while useful in confirming the absence of ongoing emergencies, the EBS system was not pivotal to surveillance in the EXPO 2015 context, where pre-existing robust IBS systems were not only alerted but enhanced. However, our findings also suggest that EBS might be of use in early detection of infectious disease outbreaks in routine surveillance. A more structured evaluation of the EBS system is needed to verify these hypotheses and evaluating the usefulness of the EBS system and its added value for mass gathering and/or routine surveillance of infectious disease.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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