Influenzanet is a system to monitor the activity of influenza-like-illness (ILI) with the aid of volunteers via the internet

http://influenzanet.info/

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 1280
Italy 4881
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 1416
France 4886
Spain 1038
Ireland 155
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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Al via FluNews, il bollettino settimanale delle sindromi influenzali

Al fine di fornire un quadro dettagliato sull’andamento delle sindromi influenzali nel periodo epidemico stagionale e facilitare gli operatori sanitari nell’utilizzo dei risultati dei diversi sistemi di rilevazione, a partire dalla settimana 47 del 2012, il reparto di Epidemiologia delle malattie infettive del Cnesps-Iss presenta – in collaborazione con la Fondazione Isi di Torino, con il Centro interuniversitario di ricerca sull’influenza e con il SSEpi-SeREMI Asl AL (Regione Piemonte) – il bollettino settimanale “FluNews” che integra i risultati di differenti sistemi di sorveglianza. Le informazioni pubblicate nel rapporto prendono spunto dai dati registrati tramite: InfluNetInfluWeb, e la sorveglianza sindromica degli accessi ai Pronto Soccorso. Leggi la pagina dedicata a FluNews e scarica il bollettino con l’aggiornamento alla settimana 47 del 2012 (pdf 1,1 Mb).

Friday 30 November 2012 12:22:24