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

http://www.influenzanet.eu/

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The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) bundles all research-related EU initiatives.

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 12251
Belgium 3992
Portugal 2149
Italy 4661
Great Britain 9794
Sweden 3559
Germany 214
Austria 555
Switzerland 1188
France 5964
Spain 1012
Ireland 351
Denmark 2907
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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Su LaStampa.it: Influweb, così i cittadini possono partecipare al monitoraggio dell’influenza nella propria città

Lastampa.it ha pubblicato un articolo su Influweb il 23 Novembre scorso: "L’accesso a strumenti e tecnologie d’avanguardia ha permesso il progressivo coinvolgimento dei cittadini in attività un tempo appannaggio di scienziati e ricercatori, come quelle di osservazione e di raccolta dei dati. Oggi sono numerosi i progetti riguardanti la salute e la scienza (citizen science) che si basano sul prezioso contributo dei cittadini, dalla ricerca sull’Alzheimer al monitoraggio ambientale, dallo studio della biodiversità alla diffusione delle epidemie."

Ecco il link all'articolo su La Stampa.

Monday 27 November 2017 15:20:37