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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Aggiornamenti sull'influenza per la settimana 1 del 2014

L'attività influenzale in Italia ha superato la soglia epidemica del 2 per mille che determina l'inizio del periodo epidemico delle sindromi influenzali. Nel resto d'Europa l'attività influenzale è ancora ai livelli di base. 

Nella prossima newsletter pubblicheremo alcune previsioni sull'andamento delle sindromi influenzali nelle prossime settimane. Grazie all'inverno mite, questa stagione influenzale sembra essere leggermente in ritardo rispetto agli anni passati e non ci mostrerà il suo apice prima di un po' di tempo. 

Thursday 09 January 2014 15:35:28