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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Flunews sul sito del Ministero della Salute

Da qualche settimana, sul sito del Ministero della Salute è stata messa a punto una pagina dedicata a Influweb per segnalare il bollettino settimanale di Flunews:

Il bollettino settimanale “FluNews”, elaborato dal reparto di Epidemiologia delle malattie infettive del Cnesps-Iss, in collaborazione con la Fondazione Isi di Torino, il Centro interuniversitario di ricerca sull’influenza e il SSEpi-SeREMI Asl AL (Regione Piemonte), integra i risultati di differenti sistemi di sorveglianza delle sindromi influenzali:

Thursday 27 February 2014 16:41:43