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 1875
Italy 5187
Great Britain 0
Sweden 0
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2591
France 11948
Spain 1057
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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Saúde 24 reforça atendimento

Saúde 24 reforça atendimento

Entrou a 24 de Janeiro em funcionamento o novo centro de atendimento da Linha Saúde 24. Localizado em Coimbra, o terceiro centro de atendimento da Saúde 24 tem como objectivo reforçar a resposta à gripe. Em caso de sintomas de gripe, a Direcção-Geral da Saúde continua a recomendar o contacto com a Linha Saúde 24 (808 24 24 24) antes de se deslocar a um centro de saúde ou a um serviço de urgência hospitalar.

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