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 2364
Italy 5486
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2650
France 9359
Spain 1063
Ireland 262
Denmark 37780
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, 4 Gennaio 2021

Sono 10.800, su 77.993 tamponi (in netto calo rispetto alla giornata precedente), i nuovi casi di coronavirus registrati nelle ultime 24 ore in Italia. Le vittime sono 348, per un totale di 75.680. Nella giornata di ieri, con 103mila tamponi, i nuovi positivi erano 14.245 e i morti 347. Resta invariato rispetto a ieri il tasso di positività, fermo al 13,8%. Sono stati 77.993 i tamponi effettuati nelle ultime 24 ore.

In diminuzione i pazienti ricoverati in terapia intensiva: sono 4 in meno rispetto a ieri nel saldo fra entrate e uscite, con 136 nuovi ingressi registrati oggi. I malati attualmente ricoverati in terapia intensiva sono 2.579, contro i 2.583 di ieri. Nei reparti ci sono invece 23.317 persone, 242 in più di ieri. Aumentano i guariti o dimessi, 16.206, per un totale da inizio pandemia di 1.520.106.

Monday 04 January 2021 12:00:00