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Surveillance for Mass Gatherings: Super Bowl XLIX in Maricopa County, Arizona, 2015


Super Bowl XLIX took place on February 1st, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. In preparation for this large scale public event and related activities, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) developed methods for enhanced surveillance, situational awareness and early detection of public health emergencies.


To describe the enhanced epidemiologic surveillance efforts in place during Super Bowl XLIX and related events, review epidemiologic surveillance results, discuss novel approaches for near real-time surveillance for situational awareness and early event detection and examine lessons learned for surveillance strategies during mass gatherings.


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