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 1877
Italy 5195
Great Britain 0
Sweden 0
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2597
France 12202
Spain 1058
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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Ser dador de sangue

Ser dador de sangue

Sabia que para ser dador de sangue deve ter pelo menos 50kg, idade igual ou superior a 18 anos e ser saudável?

Além disso, apenas tem de tomar a decisão de se tornar dador, sentir-se com saúde e ter hábitos de vida saudáveis e ir ao exame médico, respondendo com sinceridade às perguntas que lhe forem feitas.

Caso seja elegível poderá então proceder à sua dádiva de sangue, sendo fundamental para que outros possam beneficiar.

Saiba mais no site do Instituto Português do Sangue e da Transplantação, e informe-se qual o sítio mais próximo de si onde pode proceder à dádiva.

Fonte: Instituto Português do Sangue e da transplantação

(Foto: IPST)

22 de April de 2015 às 16:03