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 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 2363
Italy 5484
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2649
France 9346
Spain 1063
Ireland 262
Denmark 37778
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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Coronavirus in Italia, bollettino di oggi 16 marzo: 20.396 nuovi casi e 502 morti

Sono 20.396 i nuovi contagi registrati oggi in Italia con 369mila tamponi effettuati (nella giornata precedente erano stati erano stati 179.015). Il tasso di positività è del 5,5%, in calo rispetto alle 24 ore precedenti, quando si era attestato a 8,5%. Le vittime di oggi sono state 502, per un totale dall'inizio dell'emergenza di 103.001, mentre il totale dei contagi raggiunge quota 3.258.770.

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