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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Developing the framework for an epidemic forecast infrastructure.

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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 1877
Italy 5195
Great Britain 0
Sweden 0
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2597
France 12202
Spain 1058
Ireland 262
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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Concurso: ainda há tempo para submeter ‘tirinhas’

Concurso: ainda há tempo para submeter ‘tirinhas’

O Concurso Escolar de Banda Desenhada ‘Gripe às Tirinhas’ está aberto até final de Abril. Ainda há tempo para produzir e submeter ‘tirinhas’ de BB, tendo como tema a gripe. Basta imaginação, trabalho criativo e ir a, registar-se e submeter os trabalhos (individualmente ou em duo). Lembramos que haverá prémios para a escola mais participativa (isto é, daquela de onde provierem o maior número de trabalhos). Bons traços!

8 de April de 2012 às 07:20