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 2390
Italy 0
Great Britain 0
Sweden 0
Germany 0
Austria 0
Switzerland 2660
France 6077
Spain 1063
Ireland 0
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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Chernobyl trinta anos depois

Chernobyl trinta anos depois

Trinta anos passarem desde o desastre nuclear de Chernobyl, na Ucrânia.

O desastre, motivado por um acidente numa central nuclear, afetou milhões de pessoas na Bielorrússia, a Ucrânia e na Federação Russa, e teve um impacto substancial sobre toda a humanidade, alterando as atitudes dos países em relação à segurança nuclear numa escala global. As normas internacionais de segurança de radiação, as estratégias para melhorar a segurança nuclear, as abordagens para procedimentos de resposta de emergência e a mitigação das consequências foram revistas após o acidente.

A Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) emitiu um relatório detalhado sobre os impactos na saúde das diversas populações, incluindo ainda as diversas iniciativas realizadas ao longo dos 30 anos.

Fonte: OMS (Noticia original

26 de April de 2016 às 14:12