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 2385
Italy 5496
Great Britain 0
Sweden 3559
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2651
France 9437
Spain 1063
Ireland 262
Denmark 37818
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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Il bollettino di oggi, 21 Aprile 2021: 13.844 nuovi casi, 364 vittime. Il tasso di positività scende al 3,9%

Ieri i tamponi eseguiti erano stati 294.045 e il tasso di positività era al 4,1%. I ricoveri in terapia intensiva scendono a 3.076 (75 in meno), con 155 nuovi ingressi. Calano anche gli attualmente positivi: sono 475.635, meno 7.080. I ricoveri ordinari passano a 22.784, con una diminuzione di 471 posti. Dall'inizio dell'epidemia si sono raggiunti i 117.997 decessi, su 3,9 milioni di contagi. Oggi le Regioni con il maggior numero dicontagi sono la Lombardia (2.095), la Campania (1.881), la Sicilia (1.288) e il Lazio (1.161).

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