Bar codes could track the official flu of the 2002 Winter Olympics

Brooks, Janet
April 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/06/99, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p978
Academic Journal
Reports on plans to track various medical problems at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002 using the bar coded numbers of the identification cards of athletes, officials and volunteers. The inability of medical officials at the Nagano Olympic Games to track the flu cases that broke out during the games; The ability to track patterns of infection and disease at the Salt Lake City games; The possible use of smart cards if the International Olympic Committee wants to become more sophisticated.


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