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Impact assessment of mass gatherings using labelling procedure in ED, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 2016


The massive flow of people to mass gathering events, such as festivals or sports events like EURO 2016, may increase public health risks. In the particular context of several terrorist attacks that took place in France in 2015, the French national Public Health agency has decided to strengthen the population health surveillance systems using the mandatory notification disease system and the French national syndromic surveillance SurSaUD®. The objectives in terms of health surveillance of mass gathering are: 1/ the timely detection of a health event (infectious cluster, environmental exposure, collective foodborne disease…) 2/ the health impact assessment of an unexpected event such as a terrorist attack. In collaboration with the Regional Emergency Observatory (ORU), a procedure for the labeling of emergencies has been tested to identify the ED records that could be considered as linked to the event.


To access the potential health impact on the population during mass gathering over time using labelling procedure in emergency department (ED).

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