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

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 12251
Belgium 3992
Portugal 2148
Italy 4661
Great Britain 9791
Sweden 3559
Germany 214
Austria 555
Switzerland 1188
France 5964
Spain 1012
Ireland 351
Denmark 2904
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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Inizio della raccolta dati 2017-2018

La nuova stagione influenzale è alle porte e tanti italiani hanno già cominciato a starnutire! È ora di avviare la raccolta dati di Influweb che, come ogni anno, ci aiuterà a conoscere a prevenire la diffusione dell'influenza in Italia. Da lunedì 13 Novembre riprenderemo l'invio del reminder settimanale.

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