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 2375
Italy 5488
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2651
France 9409
Spain 1063
Ireland 262
Denmark 37788
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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Il bollettino di oggi 28 dicembre: 8.585 nuovi casi con 68.681 tamponi. I morti sono 445

Sono 8.585 i nuovi casi di coronavirus in Italia su 68.681 tamponi analizzati nelle ultime 24 ore. Le vittime sono 445. È quanto emerge dal bollettino del ministero della Salute. Ieri scoperti 8.913 contagi su 59.879 tamponi, con 298 morti. In totale sono 72.370 le persone che hanno perso la vita. Il tasso di contagio, ossia il rapporto positivi-tamponi, scende dal 14,88% di ieri al 12,49% di oggi. 

In leggero calo le terapie intensive, -15 (ieri invariate), 2.565 in tutto, mentre per il secondo giorno di fila aumentano i ricoveri ordinari, 361 in più (ieri 259), per un totale di 23.932.

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