Influenzanet is a system to monitor the activity of influenza-like-illness (ILI) with the aid of volunteers via the internet

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 1881
Italy 5419
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2600
France 8202
Spain 1060
Ireland 262
Denmark 3199
InfluenzaNet is a system to monitor the activity of influenza-like-illness (ILI) with the aid of volunteers via the internet. It has been operational in The Netherlands and Belgium (since 2003), Portugal (since 2005) and Italy (since 2008), and the current objective is to implement InfluenzaNet in more European countries.

In contrast with the traditional system of sentinel networks of mainly primary care physicians coordinated by the European Influenza Surveillance Scheme (EISS), InfluenzaNet obtains its data directly from the population. This creates a fast and flexible monitoring system whose uniformity allows for direct comparison of ILI rates between countries.

Any resident of a country where InfluenzaNet is implemented can participate by completing an online application form, which contains various medical, geographic and behavioural questions. Participants are reminded weekly to report any symptoms they have experienced since their last visit. The incidence of ILI is determined on the basis of a uniform case definition.

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Aggiornamenti sull'influenza per la settimana 2 del 2014

Continua a crescere il livello di incidenza delle sindromi influenzali che la scorsa settimana ha superato la soglia epidemica, raggiungendo questa settimana un valore intorno al tre per mille.  Nel resto d'Europa l'attività influenzale è ancora ai livelli di base. 

Questa settimana riprende la pubblicazione del bollettino Flunews in collaborazione con il reparto di Epidemiologia delle malattie infettive del Cnesps-Iss, con i risultati dei diversi sistemi di rilevazione delle sindromi influenzali. Il primo bollettino di quest'anno potrà essere scaricato da domani alla pagina:

Thursday 16 January 2014 15:42:39