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 1932
Italy 5444
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2619
France 8816
Spain 1062
Ireland 0
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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Anche Influweb combatte l'epidemia di coronavirus

Insieme ai ricercatori delle altre piattaforme di Influenzanet, stiamo modificando la raccolta dati per includere informazioni che siano specifiche per il corona virus. A partire dalla prossima settimana, troverete alcune nuove domande che ci aiuteranno a capire meglio il vostro stato di salute durante questo momento di emergenza sanitaria. 

Wednesday 11 March 2020 19:04:44