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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Developing the framework for an epidemic forecast infrastructure.
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The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) bundles all research-related EU initiatives.

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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 4874
Spain 1038
Ireland 151
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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Quanti parenti, amici e colleghi sono a letto con l'influenza? Sono informazioni preziose per Influweb, un progetto scientifico che grazie ai dati raccolti dai volontari traccia in tempo reale l'identikit dell'epidemia. Ce lo illustra Daniela Paolotti, Ricercatrice del gruppo di Epidemiologia Computazionale della Fondazione ISI.

Al microfono Rossella Panarese.

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