New digital technologies for the surveillance of infectious diseases at mass gathering events.
Nsoesie EO., Kluberg SA., Mekaru SR., Majumder MS., Khan K., Hay SI., Brownstein JS.
Outbreaks of infectious diseases at mass gatherings can strain the health system of the host region and pose a threat to local and global health. In addition to strengthening existing surveillance systems, most host nations also use novel technologies to assess disease risk and augment traditional surveillance approaches. We review novel approaches to disease surveillance using the Internet, mobile phone applications, and wireless sensor networks. These novel approaches to disease surveillance can result in prompt detection.