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 0
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 1416
France 4882
Spain 1038
Ireland 154
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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Venerdi 18 Gennaio Il team di Influeb è stato intervistato nell'ambito della trasmissione Uno Mattina di Rai1 per parlare nella nuova app per smartphone rilasciata pochi giorni fa. Il video dell'intervista è reperibile al link:

http://www.rai.tv/dl/replaytv/replaytv.html#day=2013-01-18&ch=1&v=171314&vd=2013-01-18&vc=1  al minuto 44

Grazie a tutti i volontari che continuano a partecipare e che speriamo, grazie all'app, riescano ad inserire più facilmente i propri dati.

Friday 18 January 2013 12:34:55