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

http://www.influenzanet.info/

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Developing the framework for an epidemic forecast infrastructure.
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The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) bundles all research-related EU initiatives.

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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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Europa: estação da gripe quase no fim

Europa: estação da gripe quase no fim

A estação da gripe, nesta temporada 2012/13, está a chegar ao fim. Os oito países (Portugal, Holanda, Bélgica, Itália, Reino Unido, França, Suécia e Espanha)que reportam ao agregador dos ‘gripenets’ europeus (Influenzanet) apresentam curvas de incidência gripal residual (baixa intensidade).

O Gripenet irá ainda continuar a recolher dados até ao fim do mês de Abril. Nestas 19 semanas de monitorização para a época 2012/13, foram já tratados mais de 17 mil questionários de sintomas, preenchidos pelos cerca de 1500 voluntários Gripenet.

Todos os resultados da monitorização da gripe através da Internet aqui [escolham o país e façam correr as comparações (incidência, sintomas, eficácia da vacina, grupos etários, comportamentos, etc)]

8 de April de 2013 às 21:34