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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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 12053
Belgium 3966
Portugal 1897
Italy 4444
Great Britain 4738
Sweden 3559
Germany 197
Austria 530
Switzerland 878
France 4944
Spain 1001
Ireland 308
Denmark 2726
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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Team

Daniela Paolotti
Daniela Perrotta
Alessandro Vespignani
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Project Manager
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Coordinamento Scientifico
Sviluppo e Supporto Tecnico

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Laboratorio di Ricerca

Laboratorio di Epidemiologia Digitale e Computazionale
Fondazione ISI - Istituto per l'Interscambio Scientifico
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10126 Torino - Italy
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