Preparation for mass gathering events from the perspective of a non-host country: the experience of Japan during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games

Authors

  • Kazuaki Jindai Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Takuya Yamagishi Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Munehisa Fukusumi Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Shingo Nishiki Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yusuke Kobayashi Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yusuke Matsui Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tamano Matsui Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kazunori Oishi Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2018.9.2.003

Abstract

We conducted ad-hoc event screening and risk assessment of public health events during the 2018 Pyongchang Olympic-Paralympic Winter Games from the perspective of a non-host country. In this report, we described the process of our experiences and the lessons learned.

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Published

08-02-2019

How to Cite

Jindai, K., Yamagishi, T., Fukusumi, M., Nishiki, S., Kobayashi, Y., Matsui, Y., Matsui, T., & Oishi, K. (2019). Preparation for mass gathering events from the perspective of a non-host country: the experience of Japan during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2018.9.2.003

Issue

Section

Brief Report