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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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 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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Pico da gripe deve ser atingido dentro de uma ou duas semanas

Pico da gripe deve ser atingido dentro de uma ou duas semanas

De acordo com o pneumologista e consultor da Direcção-Geral da Saúde, Filipe Froes, o pico da gripe em Portugal deve acontecer dentro de “uma a duas semanas”, uma vez que o país está atrasado em comparação com o que se passa actualmente no Norte da Europa, onde a estirpe do vírus influenza em circulação que predomina é a do subtipo A(H3N2), a que afecta mais as pessoas idosas e que por isso provoca habitualmente uma maior mortalidade.

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(Imagem: Vírus da Gripe. Fonte: Novartis AG)

29 de January de 2015 às 23:50