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 1881
Italy 5419
Great Britain 0
Sweden 0
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2600
France 8202
Spain 1060
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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Penúltima Newsletter da época

Penúltima Newsletter da época

Esta é a penúltima Newsletter da época da gripe de 2011/12. A partir da próxima semana deixaremos de recolher dados, visto a epidemia sazonal estar a chegar ao fim em Portugal. Registam-se casos apenas esporádicos, desde algumas semanas. Mas haverá novidades. De que vos daremos conta na última Newsletter da estação, de hoje a uma semana. Um resto de Primavera sem gripe, alergias ou gastroenterites (as doenças que monitorizamos no Gripenet, com a ajuda de cerca de dois mil participantes empenhados na saúde construída pela cidadania).

7 de May de 2012 às 19:44