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Health surveillance on cruise ships during the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games Volume 11 Issue 8

Peter Waples, Sarah Thackway, Karen Banwell, Mark Ferson, Steve Hatzi

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 11(8) 150 - 151 Published: 2000

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Peter Waples

Sarah Thackway

Karen Banwell

Mark Ferson

Steve Hatzi


During the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, nine cruise ships will be berthed in Sydney Harbour, acting as floating hotels for an estimated 32 000 guests. Outbreaks of disease including gastroenteritis, Legionnaire’s disease, influenza, and tuberculosis (TB) are well documented aboard cruise ships, and the closed environment aboard the ships may promote the occurrence of outbreaks of disease that can affect large numbers of individuals.