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 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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Aggiornamenti sull'influenza per la settimana 8 del 2014

In Italia, continua la discesa dell'attività delle sindromi influenzali  che ha raggiunto il picco stagionale tra il tre e il diciassette Febbraio e ora è scesa ad un valore di circa il quattro per mille. Marche, Sardegna, Campania e Calabria rimangono le regioni maggiormente colpite. Nel resto d’Europa, l'attività delle sindromi influenzali è molto eterogenea. Alcuni paesi stanno già osservando livelli in diminuzione mentre altri non sono ancora al picco epidemico. I virus A(H1N1) e A(H3N2) sono quelli attualmente in circolo in Europa, con una prevalenza dell’uno o dell’altro che varia a seconda del paese. Nei casi più gravi di pazienti ricoverati in ospedale, quello predominante è A(H1N1).

Thursday 27 February 2014 14:01:38