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 2389
Italy 5496
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2656
France 0
Spain 1063
Ireland 262
Denmark 37827
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, 26 gennaio: 10.593 nuovi casi e 541 morti

In Italia oggi sono stati 10.593 i nuovi casi di coronavirus registrati su 257mila tamponi, mentre le vittime sono 541. Ieri i nuovi casi erano stati 8.561 e 420 le vittime. In discesa il tasso di positività che si attesta al 4,1 dal 5,9% di ieri. Dopo due giorni di crescita, come spesso avviene nel weekend, tornano a scendere anche i ricoveri: le terapie intensive sono 49 in meno (ieri +21), 2.372 in tutto, mentre i ricoveri ordinari calano di 69 unità (ieri +115), per un totale di 21.355.

Tuesday 26 January 2021 19:38:29