Enhanced event-based surveillance for imported diseases during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Authors

  • Ayu Kasamatsu Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Masayuki Ota Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tomoe Shimada Center for Field Epidemic Intelligence, Research and Professional Development, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Munehisa Fukusumi Center for Field Epidemic Intelligence, Research and Professional Development, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan; Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Takuya Yamagishi Center for Field Epidemic Intelligence, Research and Professional Development, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Anita Samuel Center for Field Epidemic Intelligence, Research and Professional Development, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Manami Nakashita Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tomohiko Ukai Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Katsuki Kurosawa Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Miho Urakawa Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kensuke Takahashi Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Keiko Tsukada Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Akane Futami Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hideya Inoue Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Shun Omori Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Miho Kobayashi Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hiroko Komiya Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Takahisa Shimada Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Sakiko Tabata Field Epidemiology Training Program, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yuichiro Yahata Center for Field Epidemic Intelligence, Research and Professional Development, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hajime Kamiya Center for Field Epidemic Intelligence, Research and Professional Development, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Fumi Yoshimatsu Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tomimasa Sunagawa Center for Field Epidemic Intelligence, Research and Professional Development, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tomoya Saito Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2021.12.4.903

Abstract

In 2021, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan, undertook enhanced event-based surveillance (EBS) for infectious diseases occurring overseas that have potential for importation (excluding coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games (the Games). The pre-existing EBS system was enhanced using the World Health Organization Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources system and the BlueDot Epidemic Intelligence platform. The enhanced EBS before and during the Games did not detect any major public health event that would warrant action for the Games. However, information from multiple sources helped us identify events, characterize risk and improve confidence in risk assessment. The collaboration also reduced the surveillance workload of the host country, while ensuring the quality of surveillance, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published

22-12-2021

How to Cite

Kasamatsu, A., Ota, M., Shimada, T., Fukusumi, M., Yamagishi, T., Samuel, A., Nakashita, M., Ukai, T., Kurosawa, K., Urakawa, M., Takahashi, K., Tsukada, K., Futami, A., Inoue, H., Omori, S., Kobayashi, M., Komiya, H., Shimada, T., Tabata, S., Yahata, Y., Kamiya, H., Yoshimatsu, F., Sunagawa, T., & Saito, T. (2021). Enhanced event-based surveillance for imported diseases during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 12(4), 7. https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2021.12.4.903

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Surveillance Report