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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Participating countries and volunteers:

The Netherlands 0
Belgium 0
Portugal 1461
Italy 0
Great Britain 0
Sweden 0
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 1536
France 6233
Spain 1041
Ireland 246
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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Actividade gripal aproxima-se do fim

Actividade gripal aproxima-se do fim

A taxa de incidência do síndroma gripal na semana que terminou a 1 de Março foi bem menor do que na semana anterior e a taxa de admissão na rede de Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos também foi ligeiramente inferior à semana anterior, de acordo com o último boletim epidemiológico de vigilância da Gripe emitido pelo Instituto Ricardo Jorge (INSA). Perante esta tendência de decréscimo, o boletim diz que a taxa de incidência se encontra “na zona de atividade basal, indiciando o fim provável do período epidémico”. Saiba mais em Observador.pt

(Fonte da imagem: Wikipedia Commons, Bill Branson)

6 de March de 2015 às 22:05